Teen broadcasts love of learning to ensure survival of Lingít language, culture
May 19, 2022
WRANGELL - It's not uncommon for high school students to learn a second language. It's a bit rarer for them to take what they've learned and teach it to others.
That's exactly what sophomore Mia Wiederspohn has been doing the past two years with the Lingít language and by extension the culture.
As a freshman, Wiederspohn, 15, began learning Lingít from Virginia Oliver, who teaches the language at the high school and elementary school. Oliver took an applied learning approach to the lessons she taught to Wiederspohn and Carter Hammer.
"(Virginia) taught me by having me teach the elementar...