How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world

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A report warned earlier this year that all of the state’s 20 Native American languages might cease to exist by the end of this century, if the state did not act.

  • Rosalyn R. LaPier
  • The Conversation

American policies, particularly in the six decades between the 1870s and 1930s, suppressed Native American languages and culture.

Ekp 6fIt was only after years of activism by indigenous leaders that the Native American Languages Act was passed in 1990, which allowed for the preservation and protection of indigenous languages.

Nonetheless, many Native…

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