Stories, Lesson Plans & More
In this episode of the “Language Keepers” audio series, we hear from the speakers of four endangered languages, who resist predictions of their language's extinction.
In this episode, we meet Julie Girado Turner, who, for nearly two decades, has been documenting and recording her father and aunt, the last fluent speakers of the Kawaiisu language.
This episode brings us to the home of Marie Wilcox—the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the creator of the only Wukchumni dictionary.
This episode explores efforts to revitalize the Karuk language, which is deeply tied to the Klamath River in Northern California.
In this episode, we meet the sole remaining fluent speaker of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ language and his family who are grappling with what is at stake if they lose their language.
This episode introduces language revitalization efforts in four Indigenous California communities and examines the colonizing histories that brought Indigenous languages to the brink of disappearance.
This feature shares the stories of four Indigenous communities in California who are working to revitalize their languages and cultures in order to pass them on to the next generation.
Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.
Five years after filming Marie’s Dictionary, Marie and her family share how they continue to teach Wukchumni classes to members of their community.
The sole fluent speaker of Tolowa Dee-ni’ in California works with his family to overcome generations of trauma and to preserve their language and traditions.
Meet three Karuk tribal members in California, dedicated to speaking Karuk to stay connected to their people, their language, and the Klamath river.
In this film, meet two of the last fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California.
This essay explores and affirms our kinship with the natural world.
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and created a dictionary to keep her language alive.