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Chippewa Cree Tribe declares state of emergency for Chippewa and Cree languages


August 9, 2019

Havre Daily News staff

The tribal council at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation voted unanimously Thursday to declare an emergency for the native languages at the reservation.

A press release from the nonprofit Mahchiwminahnahtik Chippewa and Cree Language Revitalization said they presented a resolution to the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee Thursday asking for the declaration.

Merle Tendoy, a Chippewa Cree Elder and MCCLR board member started off by addressing the Business Committee in the Cree Language and then translating himself in English.

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