May 21, 2020 | Language Magazine
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language Resource Center (NALRC) to support Native American language education schools and programs hit hard by COVID-19.
the Diné (Navajo) Nation surpassed New York as most affected U.S. region
per capita with 4,071 positive COVID-19 tests and 142 fatalities recorded.
JNCL-NCLIS is rallying for support for the provision and believes that the establishment of a NALRC will help to advance the purposes of the Native American Languages Act, and move forward key recommendations of the America’s Languages report