Henry Sales: Teaching Our Daughter Mam

Educator Henry Sales shares why he and his wife are teaching their young daughter Mam and their hopes that one day she will be trilingual.


I help my baby daughter, my baby girl by singing songs like "At jun wiy tal nwiẍa." And listen to Marimba songs. And she loves it, she loves to dance. We teach her how to dance. And we dress her in traditional clothes. And also like, traveling with her back home, that’s where she’s getting that connection like, going there. And the last time we went, I mean, the first time when we went with her, she felt that connection with other kids. And as for now, we’re only speaking Mam to her because we want her to become trilingual.