Annalee Pope

Waka Waka

My grandfather spoke a little bit of language. That was quite interesting, growing up, learning words, learning things. Language is a part of our culture, it brings us our identity. Without language we can't describe our culture, we can't describe our land and the things that we see. Language is as much a part of our culture as every other aspect. It's all entwined, it's all together. Without it we lose a big chunk of our culture and identity. Trying to revive languages is a big task. It may not be in ten years, it may be fifty years. I know that somewhere down the line, they'll be back, fully revived, fluently spoken and that's what we do it for.