Theresa O'Watch teaches a Nakoda language class with the help of Kushi, a puppet gifted to her by a friend. (Richard Agecoutay/CBC)

A language teacher in Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation, Saskatchewan has found a fun way to teach kids Nakoda. Her name is Kushi. She’s a puppet.

And she only speaks Nakoda.

Fun with words

Theresa O’Watch brings Kushi when she visits the kids at Nakoda Oyade Education CentreKushi looks like a Muppet from Sesame Street. And like a Muppet, Kushi makes learning fun. The students dance and sing and laugh.

“We’re trying to save our endangered language. I believe that if we make the language fun, our students will learn it. So we play a lot of games,” says Theresa.