We asked people to send us a video of them saying, “I Love You” in their Indigenous language. Hundreds of submissions later from all across Turtle Island, this is the end result.
This is a remix of our 2013 valentine’s day video, “Indigenous Love Words Project”.
Music by: Silver Jackson ( www.silverjackson.bandcamp.com )
This video was crowd sourced. Many thanks to the hundreds of videos submitted for this project. You make us smile, Indian Country. Keep it up. 🙂
The video features Gwich’in, Haida, Tlingit, Unungax, and Yup’ik languages from Alaska. The background music is by Silver Jackson who is a “Tlingit/Aleut/Multi-disciplinary artist”.
Tomorrow, the state Alaska State Legislature’s House Committee on Community and Regional Affairs will hear a bill, offered by representatives Kriess-Tomkins, Millett, Edgmon, Nageak, Herron, Guttenberg, and Foster, considering adding adding the Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Central Alaskan Yup’ik, Alutiiq, Unangax, Dena’ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Gwich’in, Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross,Hän, Ahtna, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages as official languages of the state.
This video might be a nice ice breaker. For all of us.