Artists craft new ways to teach Indigenous languages
March 25, 2022
Neil McKay was 15 when he heard two men speaking in Dakota for the first time. His family was attending a relative's wake, the men were standing at the door as McKay walked by.
"They were speaking this very, very beautiful and enchanting language."
McKay, a tribal member from the Spirit Lake community in North Dakota, instructs students in the Dakota language at the University of Minnesota.