Native Languages Legislation Passes Congress

by Brad Jolly, Partner
Dec 9, 2006

Congress passed the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006, sending it to the President for signature. The Act provides for the revitalization of Indian languages through support of Indian language immersion programs, such as language nests, survival schools, and language restoration programs. The Act does not create new programs, but incorporates proven native language education into programs currently authorized by the Native American Programs Act of 1974.

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