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Losing identity and finding it again through language

Jessica Lazare is focused on continuing her dive into culture and language and plans on being a part of Kahnawake’s future. (courtesy Teiotsistohkwathe Jessica Lazare) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Teiotsistohkwathe Jessica Lazare has her eyes on her community’s future and is taking the steps to be a part of

No breaks for Sunday when it comes to language

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Chelsea Sunday isn’t giving herself any time to celebrate her finished studies in the Kanien’kéha language. Catch her in Akwesasne planning and integrating the language and culture wherever she can. (Kahenientha Cross, The eastern Door) Relaxing after a tough two years with the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats

Language, culture and Skye’s pursuit in justice

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion graduate Shea Skye is on her way to solving crimes and speaking Kanien’kéha at the same time. She hopes to find a way to mix both her studies at Carlton and Ratiwennahní:rats. (Kahenientha Cross The Eastern Door) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Shea Skye survived “the

Fishing, trading and reviving the language

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber’s goal is to revitalize the language, and have one of the many pairs of shoulders that will carry the language forward. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber sat with The Eastern Door before his Wednesday

A family of four working to build first language

Britlee Karonhiákwas Diabo is excited about raising her two children where the first language is Kanien’kéha, spoken by both herself, her young children and her boyfriend. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Pregnant and in her first year of the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program, Britlee Karonhiákwas Diabo and her boyfriend Shawn

Clarifying the big picture through Kanien’kéha

Taking two years to immerse herself in the language was something Kahentiio Rice built towards by working to build a foundation in the language throughout her life. It is something she is proud to have done. (Courtesy Kahentiio Rice) Working fulltime at the Kahnawake Youth Center, Kahentiio Rice took every opportunity

From university to immersion to returning fluency

Cassidy Wahianóron Meloche found a way use all of the skills she built as an academic to balance the stress of learning her language and enjoying it. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Completing an undergraduate degree often comes with the ultimate question: what next? For 24-year-old Cassidy Wahianóron Meloche the answer

A teacher’s warning prompts lifelong passion

For Tiohawíhton Peterson, teachers are a huge inspiration for her continued passion towards learning Kanien’kéha and passing it down to future generations. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) To learn Kanien’kéha, one must have a teacher. Teachers, for Tiohawíhton Peterson, continue to play a huge role in her two-year journey in the Kanien’kéha

Ioha’hókat tehonat’thahakwehá:tie ne iatatienhà:a

Robyn Kanatenhá:wi Montour was excited to tell her father Eugene “Nuge” before he passed away that she would be learning the language he lost in residential school. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Translated by: Harvey Satewas Gabriel Ne ne Tsit’karahkwínekens nokwáti Kanonká:ronte. Tsi iat’tkahíne iekeha ioronhiákent, ok ki seriwanóntons Robyn Kanatenha:wi Montour nontié:ren tsi

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