Bringing Language Home: A conversation with Forge Fellow Brock Schreiber
October 16, 2021
Throughout history, Indigenous language was stripped from the people who spoke it and from the land that is lived upon. Through hard work and perseverance, many have reclaimed Indigenous language and are bringing it back to life. Through in person and virtual language classes, the Mã’eekuneeweexthowãakun (Mohican) language is slowly being spoken again.
Learn from Mohican language learner and teacher Brock Schreiber about the new awakening of the Mohican language and what that Stockbridge-Munsee Community has done to bring this language back to the people and the land.
Brock Schreiber is a student and teacher of Mã’eekuneeweexthowãakun, as well as an author and Tribal Council Member. He is dedicated to reviving and restoring knowledge of the language through classes and potluck dinners and is currently working to establish the next generation of teachers. He is the author of several children’s books, including three in the Mohican language. A Mohican language instructor, he is working to build speakers in the community.
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