Ben Schill (see photo above), a 70 year-old retired carpenter, handiman and local historian, from Phillipsville, is on a mission to restore the Wailaki Languge. The Native-American Wailaki people lived along the Eel River in an area that now lies in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties.
Schill gave a presentation at a Southern Humboldt Working Together (SHWT) meeting on Wed., June 5, 2013. A short part of Schill's presentation was aired in a story about him on the KMUD Local News, Wed., June 19, 2013.
Use the player below to hear the entire presentation by Ben Schill. The Audio was recorded by KMUD News Correspondent Eileen Russell. Note: the first few words of the presentation were not recorded.