Helena Independent Record: Bill revises Indian Language Preservation program, elevates tribes

Carrie Spotted Bear, a tribal policy coordinator for Zero to Five Montana, said the bill “uplifts Montana tribal families and communities.”

“Saving our tribal language is vital to growth and development of each tribe,” she said, adding that many tribes have lost elders who were fluent in Native languages to COVID-19. “Now we need to look to the next generation to carry on that duty.”

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