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New Oglala leader announces language plan

 

Last updated 1/19/2013 at 1:51pm

Ardis McRae, NSN staff

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s president-elect, first-time politician Bryan Brewer, speaks Nov. 15 during the opening of the fifth annual Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit in Rapid City. Brewer unveiled a monumental—and unprecedented—policy that seeks to address renewal of the Lakota language on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

RAPID CITY, SD—Just weeks before he officially took office, Oglala Sioux Tribe President-elect Bryan Brewer made an unprecedented move.

Brewer on November 15, made a pledge to make major reforms in regard to Lakota language policy and revitalization on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The announcement of this historic action fittingly came at the opening of the fifth annual Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit held in Rapid City, November 15-17 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center. The conference’s sole purpose is the examination of ways to revitalize Native American lan...



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