Student reprimanded for using Menominee words at school

A student at the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Wisconsin was reprimanded for using Menominee words in class.

Tanaes Washinawatok said her daughter, Miranda, translated a few words for some fellow members of the Menominee Nation. Miranda, who is in the seventh grade, wasn't allowed to play in a basketball game as a result.

"She didn't give a reason, she just said to not talk like that," Miranda told The Shawano Leader of her teacher's reprimand. "We would have translated what the words meant if she asked. I want to be able to talk in Menominee because it's part of my culture; I like to express that."

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is reportedly investigating the incident.

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