New federal funding to revitalize, promote Native languages

WASHINGTON-In mid-October, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chair of the Committee, announced more than $2.2 million in new fiscal year 2023 grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to implement the Native American Language Resource Center Act, legislation led by the Senators and enacted earlier this year.

"This funding will directly support educational institutions like the University of Hawai'i in developing resources and fostering collaboration to promote the use of Native A...

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