In this episode of Artistories, we hear from Bob Stevens and Robert Wilson, staff members of the Apache Language Preservation office on the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Bob Stevens, Apache Language Instructor, begins by sharing the goals, inspiration, and urgency of the Apache Language Preservation program on the San Carlos Apache Tribe. As an instructor, Bob talks about the broad dissemination of the Apache Language Preservation services across the tribe and throughout Arizona. He reveals his deep passion for the language and the importance and intricacies of “expression” in one’s delivery to communicate multiple meanings and sentiments with the same words.
We then hear from Robert Wilson, who supports the department through digital media assignments and technical support. He shares his perspective as a staff member and as a student in Bob’s language courses.
Bob and Robert conclude by sharing intimate stories about how the Apache language has impacted their lives and family relationships, and their charge to keep the language alive and accessible for all generations to come.
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