The Yuchi Language Comes Home
Since time immemorial, languages have been passed down in the home, from parent to child. It is how languages survive ― and cultures thrive. And it is for this reason that in Halay Turning Heart’s home, only the Yuchi language is spoken. “We have three kids, ages 6, 4, and 2, and we are raising them to be first-language speakers,” says the administrator of the Yuchi Language Project (YLP), a community-based, nonprofit organization in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, launched in 1994 by her father and YLP’s executive director, Dr. Richard Grounds.
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