Effort underway to preserve Salish language in Montana
Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have developed an action plan to preserve the Salish language.

Fewer than 50 people on the Flathead Reservation speak the language. Most of them are elders.

"You can't go to the library and pick up materials," Joshua Brown, the Native American Language Teacher Training Institute, told The Polson Leader-Advertiser. "There's no Salish radio, no Salish TV and very few meetings or social gatherings to hear Salish."

Tribal members say they need to coordinate efforts across the reservation in order to preserve the language.

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New push begins to save Salish language (The Polson Leader-Advertiser 3/24)