January 15, 2007

Crow losing ground

Fewer young people speak Crow, CheyenneEconomic, educational and religious pressures from the Anglo culture to assimilate are the reasons Crow is losing ground, Old Horn said.

Because English is equated with success, there's a negative attitude in the United States toward other languages, he said.

Speaking Crow also incorrectly has been linked with poor academic performance.

In fact, studies have show that being multilingual has a positive effect on learning, he said.

"You hear that schools don't have the time or money to teach students two languages," he said, but, in Europe, children learn several languages.

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