“Indeed, indigenous languages, largely lost across the world due to colonization, get the very first word in A Counting.” https://www.fastcompany.com/90550676/americans-speak-over-1300-languages-this-artist-wants-to-capture-them-all?partner=rss
“We have to recognize the speakers that have participated in all these different activities and the elders that still are with us and are actively involved with the work,” https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2020/09/11/canadian-first-nation-wins-award-for-work-preserving-kaska-indigenous-language/
“According to the 2016 census, 96,575 people reported speaking Cree in Canada. Inuktitut claims another 40,000 or so speakers among Inuit. There was a time when syllabics were the main writing systems for both languages.” https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/a-question-of-legacy-cree-writing-and-the-origin-of-the-syllabics?fbclid=IwAR0oOK6dI8HFpJW-6qg_HJR3KIRSp1xpERERYeYhR27IIhpGv8bkO1OWljA
"Again, the shame of not being fluent swelled outside of me, flowing into tears of guilt and pain.
When I returned home, I wrote my language declaration to be fluent in prayer and conversation by the time I am 50 years old, only a few years away.” https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/reconnecting-to-the-spirit-of-the-language
“I am a hero because I shared my language with the rest of the world. It made them all so proud to hear Blackfoot on the big screen.”” https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/sharing-language-with-the-world-tl9ZSFNobUGn6IjfQHtR-Q