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Title Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' = Language healers / an EmpathyWorks Films production ; directed, produced and edited by Brian McDermott ; executive producer, S. Neyooxet Greymorning.
Imprint [Swarthmore, Pa.] : EmpathyWorks Films, [2014]


 Media and Microforms  PM206 .H43 2014  DVD    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Not ADA compliant, may not be used in classes.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Camera, Sunrise Tippeconnie, Brian McDermott, George Ilutsik ; editor, Brian McDermott ; music, Chris Colletti; singing and flute music, written, composed and performed by Jesse Kalu.
DVD-R; NTSC, all regions ; aspect ratio 1.33:1; LPCM stereo.
In English and various Native American languages.
Indigenous World Film Festival, Official selection, 2014.
Al Jazeera International Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014.
Licensed for individual viewing only.
Subject Indians of North America -- Languages -- Revival.
Language obsolescence -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Language schools -- United States.
Language revival -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Education.
Yupik languages -- Alaska.
Tlingit language -- Alaska.
Menominee language -- Wisconsin.
Yuchi language -- Study and teaching -- Oklahoma -- Immersion method.
Arapaho language -- Study and teaching -- Montana.
Genre Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Contents Identity and culture -- At risk -- Healing.
Summary 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.
Other Author McDermott, Brian, 1970- film director, film producer, editor of moving image work.
Greymorning, Stephen, film producer.
Tippeconnie, Sunrise, contributor.
Ilutsik, George, contributor.
Colletti, Chris, 1967- composer (expression)
Kalu, Jesse, 1954- composer (expression), performer.
EmpathyWorks Films, production company, publisher.
Other Title Language healers