My name is Madelaine Pasquayak and I am a Tlitso Language instructor at Sir John Franklin High School. I teach the students how to communicate in Tlitso and to know the meaning of words used in communication. Not only do I expect the students to pronounce words correctly but also stress how to become "strong like two people" in both their academic studies and in the Dene cultural world. I share much of my experiences on the land with the students and my years at a residential school. I believe that students can excel and achieve the best of both worlds. I am up to the challenge and I hope the students are too. Masi.