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National Native Language Revitalization Summit

19 July 2010

On July 13-14, Native American educators met in Washington, DC, with officials from the Departments of Education and the Interior as well as members of Congress to discuss language revitalization and federal policies. The NA community was represented by Cherokee (Tsalagi), Muckleshoot, Native Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) and Ojibwe (Anishinaabe, Anishinaabemowin or Ojibwemowin) educators.

Among the issues were the Native American Languages Act (NALA), whose implementation is sorely lacking, and the No Child Left Behind Act, which hampers the NALA.

The annual summit is organized by the National Alliance to Save Native Languages.

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