Michigan tribe works to preserve Ojibwe

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan is using a $109,708 federal grant to start a language preservation program.

Few tribal members on the reservation can still speak Ojibwe. But preliminary results of an assessment survey show enthusiasm for a language program, a project coordinator said.

The survey is part of a three-phase grant from the Administration for Native Americans, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The tribe hopes to receive funding to implement a language program later this year.

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KBIC native language effort continues (The Houghton Daily Mining Gazette 2/23)

Relevant Links:
Indigenous Language Institute - http://www.indigenous-language.org

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