Meet the Interns: Emma Cape
Updated: Jul 26, 2022
We are thrilled to announce our new interns for 2022/2023 and are honored to have added some amazing people to the team! We are thrilled to introduce, Emma Cape! Her experience, talent and insight are a welcome addition to the 7000 Languages organization. Read on to get to know her a little better!
Please introduce yourself:
Aaniin/Hè! My name is Emma and I am Ojibwe kwe and Lënapèxkwe, born and raised on Kaw, Comanche, Osage and Pawnee land in what is now Great Bend, Kansas. I’m a recent graduate of Amherst College, and in the fall I’ll be starting my Master’s program in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
What are your pronouns?
When did you first hear about 7000 Languages?
I first heard about 7000 Languages on Instagram, actually!
How has your relationship with language impacted who you are?
My relationship with language has shaped me in so many ways. Language has been a means by which I connect with my ancestors, and with the other-than-human world around me. Language, quite literally, provides a form of sight through which we view the world; and thus, building my relationship with my own ancestral languages has very much altered how I see and interact with the world, human and other-than-human alike.
What are your hopes for the future of endangered language development and revitalization?
My hopes for the future are that our Indigenous languages are no longer endangered–that we’re able to bring our languages home.
What are you most excited about interning with 7000 Languages?
I’m most excited to explore how we can implement land-based learning alongside language learning technology!
Do you have any other interests or hobbies that you would like to share?
I’m a huge University of Kansas fan! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
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