Cherokee man's Native language program featured by Apple

Image from Apple developer video.

The work of Thornton Media Inc., a company owned by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is being highlighted by Apple.

Thornton Media helps tribes and Native communities develop custom language-learning applications. The company's recent trip to the Northwest Territories in Canada is featured in a video that debuted during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

"I wanted to create an app to revitalize languages," Don Thornton, the president and founder of the company, says in the video.

The segment on Thornton Media begins at 4:25 in the video.

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