‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’ Short film by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee on The New York Times

"Throughout the United States, many Native American languages are struggling to survive. According to Unesco, more than 130 of these languages are currently at risk, with 74 languages considered “critically endangered.” These languages preserve priceless cultural heritage, and some hold unexpected value — nuances in these languages convey unparalleled knowledge of the natural world." —Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee from ‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’ on The New York Times

This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee