Making sure our Indigenous languages are available for future generations is a charge many language warriors have taken on. Making this happen comes with ups and downs. We chronicle the peaks and valleys of this terrain with our look at Leech Lake Ojibwe author and educator Anton Treuer’s new book “The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds.” He recounts his own struggles learning Ojibwe as an adult. He also shares inspiring accounts of programs that succeed in building a firm language foundation for future generations. We visit with this Native culture advocate to hear more about the relationship between language and culture and ways to keep it strong.
Break 1 music: Track 09 (song) Red Lake Singers (artist) Old Times (album)
Break 2 music: Suma (feat. Thor Simonsen) (song) Aasiva (artist) Aasiva (album)