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First Voices: Episode 3

The Bent family: Liz, Levi, Leroi, Chantae and cousin Vanessa Kruger. Leroi shows off his dancing stick and sister Chantae smiles for the camera (Adrian Nieoczym/CBC)

Thursday is National Aboriginal Day, and this week, Daybreak has been taking a look at efforts to keep aboriginal languages alive.

Today, we head to the Marron Valley, near Penticton where Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym recently visited with a First Nations family. 

The Bent family is teaching their young children both English and Nsyilxcen, showing them the aboriginal language is not just for ceremony, but for all occasions, including the dinner table.
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Past Episodes of First Voices:
     - Episode 1: Kamloops teacher determined to save native tongue
     - Episode 2: Developing First Nations language mobile apps

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