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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 28, 2003 - Issue 90


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gathered by Vicki Lockard


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Native-language program wins state endorsement

FIFE, Pierce County — The state Board of Education has approved procedures associated with a pilot program to teach native languages and culture in public-school classrooms.

The board approved procedures associated with a three-year Washington pilot program launched last February. They provide the framework by which each tribal government can appoint and certify individuals to teach language and culture classes in the schools. Any tribe in the state can participate.

After the vote, representatives from nine tribes signed agreements with the board cementing their partnerships. State Board President Bobbie May and Hank Gobin, cultural-resources manager for the Tulalip Tribes, called the occasion historic.

"It is historic that the state Board of Education is willing to work with the tribes to perpetuate their cultures and language," Gobin said.

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