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Wabanaki language keepers are working to preserve their tribal languages for posterity

Linda Coan O'Kresik/Bangor Daily News

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier program (original air date Sept 15, 2021); no calls will be taken.

Wabanaki languages are now spoken or understood by very few people, but efforts are underway to preserve and revive these languages for future generations. We'll learn about the ways that some tribal educators are accessing resources and finding new ways to keep their ancestors' words and voices alive. This show is part of our ongoing series of programs about language use.

Carol Dana, educator, Penobscot language master, with the Cultural and Historic Preservation Department for the Penobscot Nation
Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy language teacher; youngest fluent Passamaquoddy speaker
Conor Quinn, adjunct assistant professor of linguistics, University of Southern Maine

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