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“Jesse recorded all of the dialogue so
the actors could listen, at first slowly,
then at regular tempo, and then putting
it down phonetically,” said producer
Paige Rasmussen. “He would coach the
actors on heavy dialogue days. The
crew even picked up a little bit of
Blackfoot here and there. To me, the
language preservation was an
important reason to be a part of the


Statistically, DesRosier estimated there
are about 50 or fewer first language
speakers on the Blackfeet Nation in

Montana. The Blackfoot Confederacy,

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