Native American Language Bill Introduced in Senate

Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has joined forces with Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to preserve Native American languages.

This week, the senators introduced the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act, which will establish a grant program to fund American Indian language educational programs across the country. The bill’s sponsors hope that the program will improve Native American high school graduation rates and better prepare students for higher education and employment.

“We are racing against the clock to save and revitalize our sacred Native American languages,” Tester said. “Preserving Native languages will strengthen Indian culture and increase student confidence – leading to greater academic achievement and a stronger economy. I am proud to help strengthen Indian Country and the languages and traditions that make it a special place.”

“Native American languages are an integral part of American Indian culture and history,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately, throughout the decades, many Native languages have become extinct. I believe this legislation will encourage schools and colleges to develop and strengthen language programs to help our young children develop a fluency in their Native language.”

“Preservation of Native American languages through revitalization efforts like this bill is extremely valuable,” Begich said. “Through no fault of their own, our Nation’s First Peoples have suffered from various policies and reform efforts aimed at terminating Native languages. But Alaska Natives are a resilient people who have worked hard to preserve almost two dozen various indigenous languages.

“Today Immersion schools and programs offer students tremendous learning opportunities and are indicators of student achievement and success,” Begich continued. “I’m honored to join Senator Tester in this effort and will work hard to advance this important legislation.”

The bill will award grants to programs that utilize Native American languages as the primary form of instruction. Tester, Johnson, Begich and Schatz are all members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

4 Comments

  1. Submit this paper to your class and you are sure to get high marks owing to the fact the paper is written by experts in the field. It will earn you good name and grade and make you feel immensely happy. For more details visit here- http://dissertationwriting-service.com

    Reply
  2. Home-work-help is an online portal which helps college students by completing their homework on time. We work with a team of experts who are well qualified and provide excellent quality work. We provide plagiarism free and unique content.http://home-work-help.com

    Reply
  3. Availing the services that are 100% confidential is very easy. You send an email describing the course work paper you want them to write. You will be given a quote very reasonable for the work and subject involved. Pay that fees through your preferred and secured online mode and be relaxed.

    Reply
  4. To get a degree at the University level, mostly a Ph.D Degree, a scholar or a researcher has to submit thesis to the University. It is a hugely strenuous task to write well researched and full fledge thesis which can gain a student that degree.For more info visit here- http://mythesiswritinghelp.com

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Powered by WordPress | Theme Credit