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Violet Susan Johnson

I can remember our grandmother talking to us, we had to listen. Nahha duhee means, "Teaching"; Nuu-ah-du means, "Listen", and Ha-hopa means, "When you teach". Our grandmother never spoke harsh words it was always with a gentle tone.

Our teaching is: you sit, you listen, you learn. It is very important to listen and learn. Never say, “I can’t” because you can. You don’t say, “I’ll try” say I can. Be proud. Do it, learn it, and learn our language because it’s really important.