WAYK Podcast Episode 1
“the Squamish Language Team”
Squamish Nation member Dustin Rivers hosted us recently in Vancouver, B.C., where we helped him share the WAYK game with his community during the Squamish Language Team Orientation night. The Squamish Language team is composed of community members committed to using the WAYK game to help revitalize their language. We had the chance to shoot video of the Squamish WAYK language game in action.
In this podcast, Evan and I debrief the experience on the drive back to Portland, OR (our home base), and harvest several improvements for how we run the game. This debrief process occurs after every game we run, and demonstrates why the games keep getting faster and faster every time we run them.
We speak extensively about the application of techniques “Accent” and “Let it go”, and how those applied to the Squamish language WAYK game we experienced in Vancouver.