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New Executive Order Includes Support of Native Languages

Last week, in conjunction with President Obama’s third White House Tribal Nations Conference, the President announced his signing of an executive order designed to advance educational opportunities for Native people. The order, entitled “Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Education … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Campaign Urges Obama to Sign Executive Order on Native American Language Revitalization

The Linguistic Society of America is organizing a letter-writing campaign to President Obama, urging him to support Native languages.  The President’s administration has drafted, with assistance from Native American leaders, an Executive Order on Native American Language Revitalization. If signed, … Continue reading

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Executive Order on Native American Language Preservation Would Step Up Federal Language Preservation Efforts

The National Congress of the American Indian, along with a number of language rights and American Indian rights groups, is urging President Obama to sign an Executive Order on Native American Language Revitalization. The order was drafted after a meeting … Continue reading

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US Last Nation to Sign United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

President Obama announced Thursday that the United States will be signing the United Nations Indigenous Rights Declaration. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 in spite of lack of support from the United States due to … Continue reading

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