We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân

View additional footage from "We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân;" watch Native American language learners reveal discoveries about themselves and their cultures in Found in Translation; and hear from American Indian leaders and linguist Noam Chomsky about the importance of learning one’s mother tongue in Why Learn a Language?

Additional Footage from the Film Watch additional footage shot for the film in these three clips:

Who are the

Watch footage of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe’s powwow on the island of Martha’s Vineyard as Wampanoags talk about who they are and what they hope for their language. Run Time: 63 seconds

Reawakening our

Watch members of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project learning and speaking their mother tongue at their weekend-long language immersion camp in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Run Time: 88 seconds

Teaching the

Mae Alice Baird, three years old in this interview, talks with her mother Jessie Little Doe Baird about being bilingual in English and Wampanoag. Nonie Madison, Aquinnah Wampanoag, works on the language with her very young son Waylon. Run Time: 187 seconds

Found in Translation Watch three short videos of American Indians describing some of the discoveries they have made about their cultures while learning their Native tongue:

Bidtah Becker

Navajo, talks about the duality embedded in her native tongue, and the astonishing precision of the language as revealed in the many words for 'moon.' Run Time: 76 seconds

Earl Mills

Wampanoag, describes the meaning of the Wampanoag place names where he lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Run Time: 108 seconds

Bo Lossie

Cherokee, says that when he learned his Native tongue, he discovered what his grandfather really said to him when he was a boy. Run Time: 70 seconds

Why Learn Your Mother Tongue? Watch an Ojibwe historian, a Wampanoag chief, and a famous linguist discuss why learning one’s mother tongue is important:

Jean O'Brien

Ojibwe scholar, tells us that language is about sovereignty, nationhood, and an identity that stretches into the unknowable past. Run Time: 103 seconds

Noam Chomsky

Linguist, discusses his amazement at the story of the Wampanoag bringing back their language, and with it a sense of history and community.Run Time: 32 seconds

Earl Mills

Wampanoag leader, describes the joy, the discoveries, and the challenges, of learning his mother tongue.Run Time: 110 seconds