Attempts to preserve Indigenous Languages in the US

“Of the 115 Indigenous language spoken in the United States, only two are healthy. Cherokee writer Rebecca Nagle writes for High Country News about the language extinction crisis the US currently faces—and the federal government’s insufficient efforts to preserve the languages it once went to great lengths to eliminate. ‘For every dollar the U.S. government spent on eradicating Native languages in previous centuries’, Nagle says, ‘it spent less than 7 cents on revitalizing them in this one’.”

https://www.hcn.org/issues/51.21-22/indigenous-affairs-the-u-s-has-spent-more-money-erasing-native-languages-than-saving-them

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