NEXT WORLD 
Video

 

"Next World" is a personal video project about the revitalization and loss of the Dine' language. The reality of fluent indigenous speakers declines every year and affects the future of our language(s). In my family, there are a few people who speak our language and I understand a little when it is spoken to me. My daughter has not had the opportunity to learn her language which makes this project about language recovery a broader commitment to keeping our language and culture alive. In this video, I share Dine' words that I struggle to pronounce juxtaposed with thoughts through English text in an effort to share the potential, diversity, and vibrancy in reclaiming language.