Kanien'keha:ka: Living the Language (2008)

Kanien'keha:ka - Living the Language is a two part documentary series about what it takes to save a language in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. The documentary examines various aspects ... See full summary »

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Tracey Deer, Paul Rickard (as Paul Mark Rickard)

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Kanien'keha:ka - Living the Language is a two part documentary series about what it takes to save a language in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. The documentary examines various aspects and approaches of their Mohawk language immersion program that addresses key concepts of tradition, traditional education and identity preservation. In 1979, the Mohawk community of Akwesasne began a dynamic language revitalization movement. The establishment of Mohawk language immersion program and the creation of the Akwesasne Freedom School were just two of the major aspects of the movement. "One cannot be traditional without knowing and speaking Kanien'keha:ka (the Mohawk language)" is often heard at the school. Parents and teachers operate the Freedom School by a consensus decision-making process with financial support primarily from donations and fund raising activities. Twenty-six years later, founders say that they are better parents for participating in the Freedom School and their children ... Written by Anonymous

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Canada

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English

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19 June 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Mushkeg Productions See more »
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