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Christopher Horsethief is an organizational theorist that leads language revitalization efforts by incorporating proven second language acquisition strategies into the perpetuation of ancient languages.

His app development, governance consulting work, and leadership endeavors combine key constituents of his education. Together the economics of social capital, theories of learning and complex systems offer new strategies for old problems.

“How do you get Indigenous people to learn languages that have been coerced and even beaten out of their communities? You remind them that language and culture are two sides of the same coin, that speaking and action are inextricable and focusing on shame or grief means you’re not focusing on the language you’re trying to learn.”

—Dr. Christopher Horsethief, 2020