Following a century of loss, the Kawaiisu people of Central California have held on to their language, one of the few aspects of their culture that remain intact. Now, with only two fluent speakers remaining, Julie Girado Turner has spent the last 16 years documenting the language that lives within her elderly father and aunt so that it may be passed on and learned by others.


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  • Become part of the Kawaiisu living language.
  • Explore the  Kawaiisu language and culture;  part of the long memory of California.
  • Is there something from your own heritage that you can begin to open up and share with future generations?

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