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More than words: Can Canada's dying languages be saved?
by Kumu ʻAlika - Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:21 PM
 
"...It's not the social workers that'll help, it's the language. If you know your language, you know who you are," she says....(more).

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Re: More than words: Can Canada's dying languages be saved?
by Irene Tayag - Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 05:50 PM
 

mahalo nui loa e kumu 'alika for sharing this article.  i finally had time to read through it and it touched me deeply as i am learning hawaiian language to teach my son.  even though i am not native hawaiian and not living in hawaii, i feel very deeply the importance to share with my son his hawaiian culture through his language.  i'm not sure where our path will take us and if we will ever return to hawaii, but i want him to know he can be hawaiian in his heart and through his words.  he will know who he is through his language. 

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Re: More than words: Can Canada's dying languages be saved?
by Kumu ʻAlika - Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 11:26 PM
 
Mahalo e ?Ailina for your feedback on this very touching article.  I commend you on your dedication to your keiki k?ne as the "language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity." (motto of Ka Haka ?Ula O Ke?elik?lani College of Hawaiian Language at UH Hilo).  I mua!  ;-)

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P.S. A visual representation of said motto will be posted online shortly.  Will let everyone know when it is posted.