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Haisla Nation running workshops to document 10K words to preserve language – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020114 Views

Jul 29, 2020

Haisla Nation member Theresa Windsor still remembers a moment three years ago when her son came home from school and shared the words he learned.

“He shared a blessing in our language at the dinner table. It brought my parents, my sister and myself to tears because we couldn’t understand what he was saying. So that sparked something deep within me to take a look at why we weren’t speaking or understand the language, ” said Windsor who is the Haisla Community Cultural Coordinator.

Windsor said it was eye-opener for her family, sparking this journey for the revitalization of language and culture.

She decided to volunteer and held a meeting in the community around the language.

Windsor then brought the information from that meeting to Haisla Nation Council.

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