Guardians of tradition (language)

Guardians of tradition-By Lauren Dake / The Bulletin Published: October 09. 2009 4:00AM PST

At first Merle Kirk and Adeline Miller were inseparable. For eight hours a day, the two went over language drills. Miller, a tribal elder, would say a word in her native Ishichkin, and Kirk would repeat it. They traveled and taught together. Kirk listened without interrupting. Access full at: