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.
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.
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 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 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.
In Episode One, Theresa Harlan shares the story of her Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their homestead on a cove in Tomales Bay.
Episode Two traces thousands of years of Indigenous presence and history and asks: Who gets to define history?
In this final episode, Theresa Harlan continues her grassroots efforts to protect the last standing structures on Tomales Bay built by Coast Miwoks.
This series is the multigenerational story of a Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their ancestral home and one woman’s effort to bring the living history of her family back to the land.