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First Voices: Episode 4

It is National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

Across the country, there will be celebrations, some of them in an aboriginal language.

There are 34 First Nation languages in British Columbia -- that's 60 per cent of Canada's total -- and some people are on a mission to make sure those languages don't disappear.

People like Carleen Thomas, who teaches 3 and 4-year-olds at a preschool for the Tsleil-waututh Nation in North Vancouver.

UBC students Kendall Walters and Lucas Powers were invited to listen.
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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
     - Episode 3: Bringing aboriginal language to the dinner table

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