My first impression of Kawawachikamach came when I went to the community to work with the teachers in Jimmy Sandy Memorial School. First of all, this provincially run school is in a beautiful building with fully qualified teachers, many of whom are Naskapi. But the best part of the school is that the Naskapi language fills the air. In the office, in the hallways, in the classrooms: the students, many of the teachers, all the office staff speak Naskapi. The community is something like 96% fluent in the language. Such riches. That being said, I don't speak it -- although I now have a very few words. What I saw in the school flowed out across the community -- the language is rich and alive and being appreciated.