For those who are students of Tlingit, Haida or Tsimshian languages, I have some words just for you: we can do this. We will do this. Sometimes we think about heavy terms like “language death” or “extinction” and are crushed by the weight of them. With so much on the line, we might think that every mispronunciation or error is going to push us right over the edge, we might feel humiliated that we do not know the answer, or we might be angry that we never had the chance when we were younger. We might forget to use the language every day and place.