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Title More Than Words...
Description:A film to benefit the Eyak Recovery Project, produced and directed by Laura Bliss Spann. 60 min. Video-cassette. Filmed at a time when Marie Smith Jones was the only remaining native speaker of Eyak. Tells the story of Eyak language documentation and prospects for language survival.
Follows 77-year-old Marie Smith, the Last Speaker of Eyak (Na-Dene, Alaska), on an emotional journey back to her childhood home. As chief of the remaining Eyaks, Marie presides over a traditional Potlatch ceremony - the first in 85 years. The film also features Eyak experts Frederica de Laguna and Michael Krauss.
Contributors Spann, Laura Bliss (author)
Type MovingImage
Coverage Cordova
Subject Language(s) Eyak
LingType endangerment

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