Here Komene, Hepari, and Junior share their experiences with bilingual teachers enrolled in a linguistics class at New Mexico Highlands University at Rio Rancho. People were a little shocked at first to hear these three introduce themselves in Maori first. Later, the teachers ahared some of their own experiences in either being able to grow up with their own languages or not having access to it. The fact that these young men were so willing to share their language gave them courage. This was the case everywhere these young men visited.