Tuesday, December 29, 2009

language - Hopi Teens Worry About Loss Of Culture

For nearly 1,000 years, the Hopi people have lived on the same three mesas, land now considered part of northeastern Arizona. For all that time, they have been speaking the Hopi language, which is slowly dying. There are many hurdles standing in the way of preserving Hopi, including, for Hopi teens, the choice between preserving their culture and adopting a modern lifestyle.

[29 Dec 2009 National Public Radio broadcast; produced by Youth Radio: 5 minutes]