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Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' = Language healers  Cover Image DVD DVD

Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' = Language healers

McDermott, Brian, 1970- (film director,, film producer,, editor of moving image work.). Greymorning, Stephen, (film producer.). Tippeconnie, Sunrise, (contributor.). Ilutsik, George, (contributor.). Colletti, Chris, 1967- (composer (expression)). Kalu, Jesse, 1954- (composer (expression),, performer.). EmpathyWorks Films, (production company,, publisher.).

Summary: We learn about the importance of Native languages and cultures in Alaska from a Yup'ik dog musher and a Tlingit carver of wood and metal. The film then takes us to a school in Wisconsin where we hear the story of a seventh grade girl who was recently punished for speaking a few words of the Menominee language. We learn more about the fight against language loss through visiting a Euchee (Yuchi) immersion school in Oklahoma where only four fluent elder speakers remain. We also meet National Geographic Fellow and Swarthmore College linguistics professor K. David Harrison who introduces us to his innovative online talking dictionaries project for Indigenous languages. Finally, we travel to Montana where an inventive Arapaho professor has developed an effective method to quickly save these disappearing national treasures.

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  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Swarthmore, Pa.] : EmpathyWorks Films, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Formatted Contents Note: Identity and culture -- At risk -- Healing.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Camera, Sunrise Tippeconnie, Brian McDermott, George Ilutsik ; editor, Brian McDermott ; music, Chris Colletti; singing and flute music, written, composed and performed by Jesse Kalu.
System Details Note:
DVD-R; NTSC, all regions ; aspect ratio 1.33:1; LPCM stereo.
Language Note:
In English and various Native American languages.
Awards Note:
Indigenous World Film Festival, Official selection, 2014.
Al Jazeera International Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014.
Subject: Indians of North America Languages Revival
Language obsolescence United States
Indians of North America Languages Study and teaching United States
Language schools United States
Language revival United States
Indians of North America Education
Yupik languages Alaska
Tlingit language Alaska
Menominee language Wisconsin
Yuchi language Study and teaching Oklahoma Immersion method
Arapaho language Study and teaching Montana
Arapaho language Study and teaching
Indians of North America Education
Indians of North America Languages Revival
Indians of North America Languages Study and teaching
Language obsolescence
Language revival
Language schools
Menominee language
Tlingit language
Yupik languages
United States
Genre: Feature films -- United States.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Feature films -- United States.

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Lummi Library FR DVD 64 PM 206 .H44 2014 289889 FR DVD Available -

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