Quirina Geary’s daughters, Niyatsitha and Xawena Geary, are rokso (gathering tule) for a ceremonial roundhouse in 2017. (© Quirina Luna Geary) The United States brings together many identities, languages and religions. This diversity is a core part of Americans’ identities, and many people have dedicated their lives to preserving their own cultures.

Quirina Geary is Native American. Even though she never expected her life’s work to be the preservation of Mutsun, the language of her ancestors, she says doing so has felt like coming home.

Geary, who is also the chairwoman of the Tamien Nation, is one of many Native […]

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