StoryCorps Northwest
6:49 am
Wed November 20, 2013

StoryCorps Northwest: Carrying The Language Of Her People

Jennie Honanie (R) tells Faciliator Mayra Sierra (L) about her teaching career and the two most important things in her life: her family and her language.
Jennie Honanie (R) tells Faciliator Mayra Sierra (L) about her teaching career and the two most important things in her life: her family and her language.

What does your name mean to you? For teacher Jennie Honanie, having an Indian name reminds her of how easily the Yakima Sahaptin language is being forgotten. Jennie joined us at the StoryCorps mobile recording booth to explain the importance of the language, culture and family that have driven her to continue to share her cultural traditions with the youth of the Yakima Valley.

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