Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' = Language healers /
an EmpathyWorks Films production ; directed, produced and edited by Brian McDermott ; executive producer, S. Neyooxet Greymorning.
[Swarthmore, Pa.] : EmpathyWorks Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Swarthmore, Pa.] : EmpathyWorks Films, [2014]
contents note
Identity and culture -- At risk -- Healing.
credits note
Camera, Sunrise Tippeconnie, Brian McDermott, George Ilutsik; editor, Brian McDermott; music, Chris Colletti; singing and flute music, written, composed and performed by Jesse Kalu.
general note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
We learn about the importance of Native languages and cultures in Alaska from a Yup'ik dog musher and a Tlingit carver of wood and metal. The film then takes us to a school in Wisconsin where we hear the story of a seventh grade girl who was recently punished for speaking a few words of the Menominee language. We learn more about the fight against language loss through visiting a Euchee (Yuchi) immersion school in Oklahoma where only four fluent elder speakers remain. We also meet National Geographic Fellow and Swarthmore College linguistics professor K. David Harrison who introduces us to his innovative online talking dictionaries project for Indigenous languages. Finally, we travel to Montana where an inventive Arapaho professor has developed an effective method to quickly save these disappearing national treasures.
language note
In English and various Native American languages.
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technical details
DVD-R, NTSC ; Region 1 ; aspect ratio 1.33:1; LPCM stereo.

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