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Pizza and a Movie: "First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee"

Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00 AM
School of Ed Building room 1202

The Eastern Band of Cherokee in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina now has less than 250 native speakers of Cherokee, with the majority middle-aged and older. In an effort to revitalize Cherokee, the tribe has established an immersion school, a language academy, and other programs to enable children to learn Cherokee once again as a native language. *First Language *documents the extraordinary measures being taken to re-establish Cherokee as a native language.  The documentary is produced by the North Carolina Language and Life Project and the Eastern Band of Cherokee for broadcast on national public television.

Producers: Danica Cullinan and Neal Hutcheson; Executive Producer: Walt Wolfram