There is a story told that, in a certain town, men and women toiled at work in order to survive. Everyday the men and women went out to their respective jobs: the men to the fields and the bean crops; the women to the firewood and the carrying of water. At times there was work that brought them together as equals. For example, men and women would join together for the cutting of coffee, when its time had come. And so it passed.
A look at the eight week summer language revitalization program run by Where Are Your Keys? and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Evan Gardner, the creator of the Where Are Your Keys? method of accelerated language acquisition, his three interns, and seven Warm Springs high school students work together with fluent speakers of the Numu language on the Warm Springs reservation in applying the WAYK system to the language.
This film is focused on the methodologies used to revitalize the language and strengthen the community, as told by the high school students, the interns, and Evan.
For more information about Where Are Your Keys?, visit whereareyourkeys.org
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Ta new yap, [Hi all,] I am creating a massive list of items and verbs to use around the house. I will be making labels, then taping them to the objects around the house so that I become surrounded by “Squamish Language” and learn the words. Here is my list so far. Looking for any additions and/or suggestions! Huy chayap …