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Group works on saving languages at Rocky Boy


August 19, 2019

Mahchiwminahnahtik Chippewa and Cree Language Revitalization, or MCCLR, is working as a non-profit on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to breathe new life in the tribe’s native languages.

“It’s exciting, it’s really exciting,” MCCLR President Dustin Whitford said. “We do need to do something before it’s too late.”

The Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee unanimously passed a resolution Aug. 9 declaring a state of emergency for the reservation’s native languages, he said. MCCLR had written the resolution after months of meetings and discussions on the importance of the...

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