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An Endangered Language

With the majority of Indigenous tribal languages in the United States in critical danger of dying out, what does it take to keep them from becoming extinct.

What happens when your language is in critical danger of dying out? This is true for the majority of Indigenous tribal languages in the United States. Meet Ofelia Zepeda, a UA linguistics professor who has spent her life’s work preserving the Tohono O’odham language. She, along with two parents, share their efforts to preserve this important heritage for future generations.

Producer:Nina Shelton
Videographer/Editor: John DeSoto
Additional music by Ivan Burrell and Antoinette Encinas with the Mission San Xavier del Bac

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