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The ANA Messenger: Native Languages Edition 2014

Published: February 19, 2014
Native Languages
Grantee Resources, Language Immersion

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NCAI Re-Launches the Native Languages Working Group

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In October 2013, thousands of members of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as part of the organization's 70th Annual Convention. Led by past NCAI President, Joe Garcia of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, and past National Indian Education Association (NIEA) President, Ryan Wilson of the Oglala Lakota Nation, NCAI re-launched its Native Languages Working Group. In a full-day session, participants discussed community and policy priorities, reviewed background research on Native language education compiled by NCAI, and heard from New Zealand Maori language educators. The NCAI Native Languages Working Group will convene next at the NCAI Mid-Year Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, in mid-June 2014. 

For more information, please contact Brian Howard, NCAI Legislative Associate, at bhoward@ncai.org


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