Lawmaker wants to preserve American I...

Lawmaker wants to preserve American Indian languages

There are 44 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 24, 2008, titled Lawmaker wants to preserve American Indian languages. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A state senator says American Indian languages could become extinct unless language immersion programs are renewed.

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A Proud American

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Jul 14, 2008
Former DFLer wrote:
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No, a true Christian wouldn't tell someone to go back where they came from.
If she was angry she would. Of course, she would forgive them first.
aniishinabe ikwe

Walker, MN

#45 Jul 15, 2008
of course forgivness is the way to do things,right? I said I was christian,Never said I was perfect Hey we all get upset at one time or another.Ijust don`t understand why anyone should fault anyone else because they want to help our people save our language.As you know it was litterally beat out of the children they stole and took them to the boarding schools I know this for a fact because my own mother was in one of those places,and my grandparents couldn`t do any thing about it,I thank GOD today she ran away from that place.that was only about 75 years ago. I`m proud today that I was taught the language of our tribe by her and my grandmother.
angry

Bemidji, MN

#46 Sep 11, 2010
the natives dont even know how to speak the language!!!Why should my child have to go to school and learn Ojibwe what a waste of money in the schools.I'd rather my child learn something more important that they are going to use in their lifetime.
Melanie

Somerset, WI

#47 Sep 29, 2010
I wouldn't even bother with these undereducated people on here Anishinabe Ikwe,they will not be the ones voting on the issue, and I'm sure they wont leave the trailer house long enough to even go to these "Magical Casinos" that are making all the Natives rich! it's pure jealousy that they always have to throw in the casino profits. The Native American people have always shared everything they had with others, even when they had very little. That is the difference between the European descent and the first Americans...the Natives don't worship the almighty dollar! They see that Natives have something they don't, and that just kills them.

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