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Follow four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by fewer than 40 remaining fluent Native elders. On remote Afognak Island, they inspire young people to learn the language and dances of their ancestors.

AIRED: July 02, 2018 | 0:00:30
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- There used to be a lot of us before.

(speaking native language)

- At this point we've got 41 speakers total.

- This is Alaska.

You see it?

- They start wanting to teach our language.

- Oh Wow.

- Wow.

(laughing)

- There's only a few of us

who could do it.

- If not use then who?

- We're not giving up.

(native music)