White House Initiative Promotes Native Languages

Interior, Education, and Health and Human Services Departments to jointly create programs.

On Monday, as a part of the Tribal Nation’s Summit held at the White House, the president’s administration announced a new initiative to preserve Native languages in the United States. The joint venture of the Interior, Education, and Health and Human Services Departments will create new programs to further the mission of the 1990 Native American Languages Act to help foster the next generation of people speaking these languages native to the Americas.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said of the effort, “Native American languages connect to a delicate and meaningful balance with belief systems and treasured heritage. And as I’ve learned in speaking with Tribes, these belief systems, in turn, provide a way of understanding and connecting to the past, present, and future through Native American values that have been transferred over generations. For all these reasons, I’m proud that the Biden administration is committed to supporting the preservation and revitalization of Native languages.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the heads of federal departments as they preserve the heritage of Native Americans.
  • For the president and his administration as they improve the conditions of Native Americans.

Sources: Interior Department, Education Department


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