Kyle Napier is a Dene/nêhiyaw Métis from Northwest Territory Métis Nation who has dedicated himself to Indigenous language reclamation with the languages of his lineage. He has worked with his nation for four years and is now completing his master’s thesis with the words of community members from his home region to address Dëné Dédlıné Yatı̨́ revitalization, reclamation, and acquisition. Kyle is a graduate research assistant with the Spirit of the Language project. 

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    Reconnecting to the spirit of the language

    In all of our interviews with nêhiyawêwin-speaking Elders, learners, and teachers across Treaty 6, we learned that the land is integral to Indigenous language revitalization, as the land and the language are inherently and intrinsically connected.