From Reuters: School fights to revive native Canadian language.
In a grey, shed-like building on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in southern Ontario, Esenogwas Jacobs is getting her kindergarten students ready to head home for the day.
"Gao dehswe," Jacobs says, calling her students to the door.
"Gyahde:dih," she adds, it’s time to go.
Her students answer with assertive "ehes."
No one speaks a word of English.
"I just use Cayuga with them," Jacobs said. "Mostly they can respond back in Cayuga, so it’s pretty cool." [continue]
Great article! It’s a real challenge to preserve ancestral language and culture when you’re bombarded with MTV, the Internet, and big box retail.