The lack of Asian language services offered in the American healthcare system has forced younger family members to shoulder the burden of navigating an often labyrinthine system.
In Vancouver, Canada, nearly half of the residents grew up speaking a language other than English. Walk down a busy street anywhere in town, and you’re bound to hear people speaking languages from all over the world. Among them are languages indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Preserving heritage languages is important for two communities in the region: one, the indigenous Squamish people and the other, Cantonese speakers.