The article Arapaho Tribe Teaches the Young was forwarded to employees of ?Aha P?nana Leo by N?maka Rawlins and reiterates the fact that language revitalization is much deeper and more meaningful than just being able to speak for the sake speaking. Embedded in the language are the values and worldview of the k?puna. The language is not just a fad but a way life albeit sometimes very difficult considering the world we live in today, even here in Hawai?i. It is indeed a struggle for many.
The short audio slideshow is very powerful as well. Please review the article and slideshow when time permits.
Laki maika?i i ka po?e Arapaho. ?O ke Akua p? me l?kou. E ola n? ??lelo ??iwi a e noke mau k?kou.
na Kumu ?Alika
Note: The article unintentionally classified our Hawaiian immersion program as an "Indian Immersion School" which would imply that Hawaiians are Native Americans, of which Hawaiians are not. Hawai?i's political history is quite different.