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Cherokee Nation Announces Largest Language Initiative in Tribe's history

 

Last updated 11/3/2019 at 2:58pm

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., unveils the Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently announced a $16 million investment in Cherokee language preservation-the largest language investment in the tribe's history.

Chief Hoskin announced the "Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act" during a celebration of Cherokee language speakers.

"Now is the time to be bold and act quickly so we do not fail the legacy of our ancestors or future of our Cherokee speakers," Chief Hoskin said. "We have focused on health care and economic development, and we have seen immeasurable achievements, but now we must a...



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