History of the Iñupiat: Nipaa Ilitqusipta, The Voice of Our Spirit, part1

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by Uncivilized Films

15 May 2011

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History of the Iñupiat: The Voice of Our Spirit tells the story of how the Iñupiaq language, one of the oldest languages in the world, has survived despite 150 years of trauma including epidemics, missionaries, boarding school policies and US government assimilation policies. A powerful reminder of the importance of teaching language in the battle to maintain our culture.

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30m 33s

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alaska, boarding schools, epidemics, Eskimo, government policies, history, Iñupiat, language, maintaining culture, missionaries

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English

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