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Filed Under: Law | Politics
Appeal filed over Navajo language ability of presidential hopeful (09/17)
Critics say Chris Deschene does not speak fluent Navajo.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Bryan Brewer: Bill for Native language immersion a high priority (09/12)
As President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe I would like to say kudos to the National Congress of American Indians for including the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act as a priority legislative issue.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Navajo Nation presidential candidate a target over fluency issue (09/11)
Chris Deschene acknowledges that he isn't as fluent as he'd like to be.

Filed Under: Education | National | Technology
Montana tribes receive $2M in grants for language preservation (09/09)
The Legislature created the Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program last year.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Caddo language word for 'friendly' gave name to Texas (09/09)
Historian explains how the presence of the Caddo Nation is still felt in Texas.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Native language immersion efforts make better students (09/05)
Teresa L. McCarty discuses how Native language immersion programs are improving student achievement.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Judge orders Alaska to do more to assist Native language voters (09/03)
Decision is a victory for Yup’ik voters who said the state has failed to provide adequate voting materials in their language.

Filed Under: National
Comanche Nation recognizing Code Talkers with new gravestones (09/02)
Some 14 tribal members served as Code Talkers during World War II.

Filed Under: Sports
KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise (08/29)
The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.

Filed Under: Education
Proposal filed for Wampanoag language public charter school (08/26)
The school plans to start classes with kindergarten and first-grade students.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Jodi Lee Spotted Bear: Supporting Native language immersion (08/26)
Native journalist Jodi Lee Spotted Bear calls for passage of the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Education
Sandra Fox: Fixing the education system for our Indian children (08/20)
It is encouraging that more and more individuals, groups, tribes, and government officials are recognizing the need for major change in Indian education.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Al Jazeera: State struggles with Native language voting material (08/19)
Al Jazeera reports on the latest developments in Toyukuk v. Treadwell, a voting rights case that seeks to ensure the state of Alaska provides election materials in Native languages.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Elder from Wukchumni Tribe works to keep language alive (08/19)
Film-maker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee shares his film about Marie Wilcox, an elder from the Tule River Tribe of California who is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language.

Filed Under: Education | Technology | World
Radio program in New York aims to keep Kichwa language alive (08/18)
Kichwa Hatari is a weekly show featuring news, music and updates in a Native language spoken in Ecuador.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (08/07)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne meet for language camp (08/05)
Free Spirit Campgrounds, a rustic site located at the base of Bear Butte (Noavose to the Cheyenne), was recently purchased by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native youth leader asks President Obama a tough question (08/04)
Vance Home Gun said the president didn't really answer his question about Native languages and culture.

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