Behchokǫ̀ Woman Completes Language Course

A woman from Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., is proving that the old adage is true — it's never too late to go back to school.

Therese Mantla is 67 years young and just graduated from an Indigenous language program at the University of Alberta.

"You're never too old if you want to continue what you're doing for yourself," she told CBC.

Mantla said she wanted to take the course because it's important for her to pass on the Tłı̨chǫ language to younger generations. In fact, her four daughters, Melissa Nitsiza, Catherine Mantla, Mary Adele Mackenzie and Alestine Wetrade also attended the program with her.

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