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How do you say 'I Love You' in Your Indigenous Language?


February 15, 2023

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A decade ago, the Native American sketch comedy group 1491s went online and asked their fans and supporters a simple question: "How do you say, 'I Love You' in your Indigenous language?"

People from all over Indian Country and around the world answered with short videos that feature them showing their love and speaking it in their Native tongues, including Lakota, Mohawk, Haida, Native Hawaiian, Maori, Karuk, Yupik, Cherokee and dozens of other languages.

The 1491s stitched those clips together into a six-minute video that was posted on February 15, 2013 on YouTube. To date, it's been viewed nearly 74,000 times and viewers continue to comment and show their love for the video a decade later.


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