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We Still Live Here Screens in India

April 15, 2013 - 9:02 PM | by Our Mother Tongues

Last fall, Tolheishel Khaling, an MA student in Jharkhand, India, wrote wanting to present We Still Live Here at his university. The screening brought together a linguistics expert, the head of Indigenous Studies, a professor of anthropology and about 20 students who gathered to discuss tribal heritage and the fate of language. 

Tolheishel recently wrote from South Korea: "It would be a blatant lie if I said I did not shed tears watching the film. I am thousands of miles away from the Wampanoag people and their land but it emotionally struck a chord within me and connected me with them not because I am a tribal, but because I feel we are in the same boat. I used the film as a tool for invoking the importance of language and its preservation among the tribal students and awaken them to introspect on their own." 

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