This is My Truth: Soy Mexicana and I Carry My Home on My Back
Sorry for Native Boarding Schools? Fund Indigenous Language Revitalization.
Connor Yiamkis, a language educator and member of the Pit River tribe, is working to revitalize the Pit River language which the American government and churches tried to strip from his people during the Indian boarding school era. Citing research that language revitalization is centrally important to cultural expression, suicide prevention, and relationships with people and the land, Yiamkis argues that the American government should significantly increase funding for language revitalization.
“Return of the Ancestors” Commemorates Pit River Survival During Forced Military Marches
I feel like participating in this walk/run is an act of survivance . . . an expression of tribal sovereignty. When tribes come together and support each other, it builds community and capacity for a brighter future for our children.