One Man’s Quest To Preserve Abenaki Language

Vermont Public Radio recently aired a segment on Vermont Edition, speaking with Jesse Bowman Bruchac about his life work teaching and preserving the Western Abenaki language, Aln8ba8dwaw8gan.  “Every language holds within it an entire understanding of the world,” says Bruchac. “When we lose a language, we’ve lost some of the diversity of human thought.” This is the audio for the full interview with Jesse, speaking on Skype from South Africa, where he was instructing the Native cast members in language for National Geographic’s filming of “Saints and Strangers.”

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