2/8/2012 First Person Radio


Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Miguel Vargas today as we talk with Cantemaza (NEIL MCKAY) (Spirit Lake Dakota and Turtle Mountain Ojibwe)

He has taught Dakota Language at the University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities for 12 years. He received a BA in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota in 1997. He is a Dakota language activist and his specific teaching and research interests are in the area of preservation and restoration of the Dakota language and culture by creating Dakota speakers at various levels of proficiency in both academic and informal settings. He is currently working on his Masters in second Languages and Cultures at the U of M.

Playlist Tracks: 
Cantemaza (Neil McKay) - Dakota Language Instructor, Department of American Indian Studies - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Topics: Dakota & Indigenous Language Revitalization
Air Date: 
February 8, 2012

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