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Jenny Ward McDonald at Her Family Headstone

Last fall the idea to visit the family graveyard came to mind for the first time in ages. Día de Los Muertos seemed like the perfect excuse to make the journey. I allowed life and distance to keep me away, however, and I never went.

Ojibwe teacher Keller Paap reflects on his work and the necessity of his language to adapt in order for it to flourish.