What Some Tribes in Michigan are Doing to Stop their Native Language from Going Extinct

September 29, 2015 | MichiganRadio.org

Some Native American tribes in Michigan have launched initiatives to preserve languages that have few or no fluent speakers left among the community elders. For example, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe has started an early-childhood immersion school that incorporates language learning in daily activities, so children can learn Anishinaabemowin. Community classes and online language programs also are being used to keep languages alive.

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