A long time ago my ancestors walked all over this land. Then the white man came speaking in a foreign language. My people were told by the white man: you must not speak, sing or teach your children your language. So we learned to hide our language and our secrets from the white man and now we must learn our language and teach our children. There is an awakening of pride in my people as the first people of this land. So today our language must once more take its place beside the many languages of this country.