- Representatives from tribes in North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, all of whom have indigenous language programs, discuss how the indigenous languages were broken by residential schools and why the indigenous languages should be saved as the language of religion, culture and cultural identity and as storehouses of environmental knowledge. The languages are large libraries containing knowledge of tribal history. They discuss the positive effects on children of learning the tribal language from an early age.
- In English.
- Features tribal representatives Blaise Russell, Kathleen Gordon, Darrell Kipp, Jesse Taken Alive, Andy Blackwater, Narcisse Blood, Jerry Shaw, Shasta Mandan, Linda Juneau, Martha Franklin, Alex White Plume, Caroline Russell, Malcolm Wolf, Keith Mandan, Bobbie Conner, Felix Aripa, Jamie Valadez, Edwin Benson, Jeremiah Farrow, Valerie Switzler, Shirlee Crow Shoe, Cecelia Bearchum, and Loren Yellow Bird, music vocals.
- Director, Sally Thompson ; advisors, Darrell Kipp, Narcisse Blood ; videographers, Kenneth Murrow, Todd Pankoff ; editors, Danika Sandoz, Daniel Claussen ; image research/design, Kim Lugthart.
- 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 facilitator's guide.
- plastic; metal; 4 3/4 in.; polychrome
- digital; optical
- video file; DVD video; region 1
- WHY 2006 DVD