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Alberta teacher races to save dying Indigenous language before time runs out – CBC

‘Our stories haven’t been told and I want to share our history with others’

Nov 13, 2017

A teacher in northern Alberta is racing to piece together a dying Indigenous language before the last few people who speak it are gone.

For the past two years, Victoria Wanihadie has travelled the Peace River area to find people who remember the Beaver culture and language.

She jots down their memories and records the sounds of words that might otherwise be forgotten.

“I think this is my purpose,” said Wanihadie, a part-time high school teacher and Indigenous educator in Grande Prairie, Alta.

“Our stories haven’t been told, and I want to share our history with others.”

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