Testing her limits and discovering new skills

Courtesy Katsi’tsón:ni Elaina Montour For Katsi’tsón:ni Elaina Montour, there were a few experiences over the years that made her want to learn Kanien’kéha. One of them that stuck with her happened at Step By Step Child and Family Center a few years ago, where she worked at the time as a

Language grad looks ahead

Courtesy KOR “I don’t speak Mohawk.” Kahsennenhawi Kirby remembers her embarrassment whenever an elder would ask her a question in Kanien’kéha, and these words would fall from her mouth. Kirby’s grandmother, Rita Phillips, was a first-language speaker who worked hard to fortify Kanien’kéha in the community, even writing curricula for local