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From the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana’s living history installation to the Red Lake Nation’s charter school, dozens of tribes are devoting emergency federal relief aid to projects to preserve traditional language and culture. The U.S. Government is distributing close to $88 million in American Rescue Plan funding to some 300 arts and cultural institutions, including tribal projects. We’ll hear how plans are coming along for some selected tribes.
Janine Pease (member of the Crow Tribe) – founding president and faculty member at Little Big Horn College and she is a board member of the Crow Language Conservancy
Bob Rugh – publications director, The Language Conservancy
Nate Taylor (Member of the Red Lake Nation) – director, Red Lake’s Waasabiik Ojibwemotaadiwin Immersion Program and founder of Red Lake’s Charter School, Endazhi-Niitaawiging
Alex Kmett (Citizen of Red Lake Nation) – founding board member Red Lake’s Charter School, Endazhi-Nitaawiging Early Childhood Immersion Nest The Growing Place
Break 1 music: Pow Wow Song #8 (song) Red Lake Singers (artist) Old Times (album)
Break 2 music: Encouragement Pipe Song (song) Joseph Shields, Jr. (artist) Wahancanka [Remember Me Grandfather] (album)