Advocates gather to promote Mohawk language as a career asset – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202029 Views

‘What’s your passion and how can you incorporate the language into that?’

Feb 14, 2020

For Kanen’tó:kon Hemlock, people in his community of Kahnawake, Que. have to ask themselves how they can be engaged in the revitalization of Kanien’kéha, the Mohawk language, and incorporate it into their jobs.

“It’s not enough just to write our languages down, it’s not enough to just put them in books,” he said.

“You have to put the language on your tongue and start using it.”

That was his message to over six dozen people passionate about Kanien’kéha who gathered in Kahnawake, Que., this week to discuss how the language can be an asset to academic and professional careers.

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