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Media: Efforts to Preserve the Ojibwe Language

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Subject Language(s): Ojibwa, Central
Ojibwa, Eastern
Ojibwa, Western

Language Family: Ojibwa

Media Body: The Saultstar discusses efforts to preserve the Ojibwe language, an endangered First Nations language spoken primarily in the northern Midwest region of the United States and Ontario, Canada. Spearheading the efforts is Patricia Ningewance, who lectures on the subject and has published seven textbooks related to the Ojibwe language.

Read more: http://www.saultstar.com/2013/08/04/ningewance-talks-the-talk
Issue Number: 24.3175
Date Posted: August 06, 2013

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