Tag: Hopi Tribe

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

| July 26, 2017
Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back.

A private land developer stopped making payments five years ago that funded language development in Hopi schools and helped 18 other tribes in Arizona build schools, youth camps and educational facilities. The payments were required under a massive land swap with the United States.

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