President’s Administration to Host Native Languages Summit

Speaking Sovereignty Summit to be held in Oklahoma next month.

The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services announced that the 2022 Speaking Sovereignty Summit will be held on October 4 in Oklahoma City. This conference, hosted by the Bureau of Indian Education, aims to support indigenous communities seeking to protect or reclaim their native languages, many of which were deliberately driven to the brink of extinction by the federal government.

“The cornerstone of any culture or community is its language – is how oral histories are passed down, knowledge is shared, and bonds are formed,“ said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “As part of our commitment to strengthening and supporting Indigenous communities, the Biden-Harris administration is resolute in its efforts to ensuring Native languages are preserved and protected.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she collaborates with other federal departments on the language summit.
  • For Director Tony Dearman as he heads the Bureau of Indian Education.
  • For U.S. officials and tribal leaders as they work together to preserve native languages and heritage.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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