Esther Stutzman

Karen Richards

The United Nations has declared 2019 “The Year of Indigenous Languages.” Many Oregon tribes are working hard to bring back their native tongues. Though the work is challenging, they try to find ways to keep it light-hearted.  


Karen Richards

All over Oregon, words that haven't been said out loud for generations are being spoken again. The work to revitalize native languages has accelerated in recent years, and scholars hope their efforts will yield generations of new speakers.