Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language


By Finn Ryan | August 30, 2013

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Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation work hard to sustain their culture and beliefs, dedicating an entire branch of government to preserving Ho-Chunk as a living language.Apprentice Arlene Thunder Blackdeer is one of 15 language teachers who work with a fluent speaker in the Master/Apprentice Program. She shares her story.

This story was produced by Finn Ryan of the Wisconsin Media Lab for The Ways.

Finn Ryan

Finn Ryan is an independent producer and director. His work can be viewed at finnryan.com.
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