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Finding Our Talk: Hawaii
2009, 24 min., Canada
In Hawaiian and English with English subtitles
Director: Tracey Deer (Mohawk)
Producer: George Hargrave, Paul M. Rickard (Cree)
Produced in association with: APTN

Distributed by: Mushkeg Media - mushkeg@videotron.ca |  www.mushkeg.ca

A sustained effort by Hawaiians determined to keep their language alive began in 1986, with the lifting of a ban on the Hawaiian language. This video shows the movement’s success, from language “nests” for infants to post-graduate studies and the nation’s first mainstream television news program in a Native language.

Finding Our Talk: Hawaii - courtesy of the filmmaker