Young introduces Native Language Resource Bill

    Washington (KINY) - Alaska Congressman Don Young along with others has Introduced Legislation Establishing the Native American Language Resource Center to Revitalize and Restore Indigenous Languages

    The Act, dubbed the Native American Language Resource Center Act, would create a designated resource center for the protection, restoration, and long-term stability of Native American languages spoken across the country.

    Congressman Young said "There is no Alaska history without the rich culture and traditions of Alaska Natives, who have called our state home for centuries. Language is one of the most important ways that our Alaska Native communities pass on stories and customs to future generations."

    The Native American Languages Resource Center created under this legislation would Establish a consortium of institutions that reflect the diversity of Indigenous communities across the country, with a focus on languages, oral traditions, and culture.

    In addition, it would Implement support for Native American language immersion programs and schools serving children and adults from pre-kindergarten to post-graduate students.

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