Finn Ryan - Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language
Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation work hard to sustain their culture and beliefs, dedicating an entire branch of government to preserving Ho-Chunk as a “living language.” Apprentice Arlene Thunder Blackdeer is one of 15 language teachers who work with a fluent speaker in the Master/Apprentice Program. She shares her story.
This story was produced by Finn Ryan of the Wisconsin Media Lab for The Ways.
Photo: Wisconsin Media Lab