January 15, 2007

Reviving Oneida is a job

Reviving American Indian language a full-time, paying jobFor a handful of students in this central New York city, reviving an American Indian language is a full-time job.

At the Ray Elm Children and Elders Center, eight people are being paid to spend 40 hours a week learning their native Oneida language. It's part of an effort to eventually have all 1,200 members of the Oneida Indian Nation speak the language fluently.

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