Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages
Series: The National
Arvid Charlie is working to preserve the Hul'qumi'num language. Across Canada, over 88 First Nations languages are bordering on extinction. Talking to his mother, Arvid documents the language in written form. His nephew inputs the Hul'qumi'num word and English meaning on the computer. Together, they have developed a dictionary and a website to try to preserve and maintain the language.