PAIISWG Workshop: Lunch with Loowanáxung

A Lunaape Language Lesson
Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 pm12:15 pm



Event Description

From a CBC feature on Jacobs:

"Our language is a huge part of what makes us Delaware," explained grade school teacher Kristin Jacobs. [...]

Jacobs is passing on the language to students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 at Naahii Ridge Public School and Ridgetown District High School.  Her colleague Angela Noah also teaches Lunaapeew at the high school for students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.

For the Indigenous students in the classes, the preciousness of the lesson is not lost on them. 

Logan Wrightman and Kara Cornelius

Logan Wrightman, left, and Kara Cornelius, right, both of whom are from Moraviantown, have been studying Lunaapeew for years. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)

"I don't want to lose our language," said Grade 4 student Kara Cornelius. 

"We hardly don't have any more speakers left and my grandmother's mother spoke it and my cousin is now speaking it. So, I want to learn the language too."

Grade 5 student Devon Reaume said the goal is to "save our culture."

Kristin Jacobs at Princeton

Lunch will be provided. Questions? Email PAIISWG


  • Princeton American Indian and Indigenous Studies Working Group
  • Land, Language and Art: A Humanities Council Global Initiative