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UPDATE: Ojibwe and Dakota language bill approved in House

ST. PAUL, MN (2/12/20) - The Minnesota House of Representatives heard the Ojibwe and Dakota language recognition bill Thursday at the Minnesota Capitol.

It would recognize Ojibwe and Dakota as official languages.

The bill also sheds light on the importance of promoting and preserving them.

The House unanimously approved the bill.

To listen to the bill's hearing, you can click here (begins at 44:08).


ST. PAUL, MN - The Ojibwe and Dakota languages could be getting some big recognition Thursday.

That's when a bill will be heard at the Minnesota Capitol that would recognize them as official languages.

The bill also sheds light on the importance of promoting and preserving them.

The Minnesota House of Representatives will have their first hearing of the bill Thursday, and it will be introduced by Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein.

You also may recall, last year was declared as 'International Year of Indigenous Languages' after a resolution was introduced by the House.

Ramona Marozas

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