In speaking a language abundant in nouns, understanding comes about from a (collective representational) stopping of the world.Native languages are completely different (Whorf, 1956,Alford, 2001).Sakej Henderson
says that in his language (part of the Algonquin family), "people can go all day long without uttering a single noun.
In 1992, Dan Moonhawk Alford, my mentor into Native America, was privileged to be invited by his mentor, Sakej Youngblood Henderson
, to participate in the historic first Bohmian Science dialogue between Native elders, quantum physicists and linguists, held that year in Kalamazoo, MI, sponsored by the Fetzer Institute
Sakej Henderson became the Head of the Native Law Centre in Saskatoon and continued to work closely with Leroy on indigenous rights issues, most recently on biodiversity.