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Summer Camp: Erickson and Language

summer camp: To me, it's a bit of a symbol, she said, according to Metro News. The language is really important to me, personally, because it's a way to connect with my community and really bridge the gap between the generations. Tessa Erickson of the Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation is creating an app and organizing a summer camp to help get younger people in her central B.C. community speaking the Nak'azdli dialect of the Dakelh language. Members of her nation were fluent in the dialect about three generations ago, before they were sent to residential schools, Erickson said. They didn't want the same experiences they went through to happen to their children if they passed on this language that was kind of looked down upon, Erickson said. function set Cookie related path / ; Related Learning and teaching Mohawk language to preserve its history Cree belongs in the House of Commons Kabatay Languages don't die naturally but are actively snuffed out, usually by colonial forces, said Mark Turin, chairman of the First Nations and endangered languages program at the University of British Columbia. The Grade 10 student said she's been told generations since then were afraid to teach the language to their children. ( As reported in the news.