How do you say the word ‘sun’ in Cree? It starts with learning respect

The loss of Indigenous languages is the result of colonization. What role should non-Natives play in their revitalization?

I roll my pants up over my knees and sink into the soggy ground, squinting at the tall grass in front of me. I ask Mike, my guide, for direction.

“Look at the bottom of the blades,” he tells me. “If it’s purple, it’s wi-kwah-skwah and you can pull it up by the root.”

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