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Language and culture: A Salish Indian perspective | Kyle Felsman | TEDxArlee
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Added Jul 21, 2016
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Kyle describes the importance of language preservation and finding our similarities rather than focusing on our differences.

Kyle Felsman was born in Missoula and grew up in Arlee. He graduated from Arlee High School in 2010, and recently graduated from the University of Montana in May of 2015 with a double major in Native American Studies and Political Science. Kyle was raised by his parents Trina and Troy Felsman, while growing up with his brothers Zach and T.J. Kyle is also a proud father to Emma Felsman and proud boyfriend to Makenzie Merwin. Kyle and Makenzie have been together for 5 years and are expecting another girl in July.

Kyle currently works at the Nkwusm Salish Language Immersion School, learing the Salish language with the hopes of one day teaching it. Kyle is heavily involved in cultural activities and plans on continuting to learn more about his langauge and culture while building his family.

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