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Lawmaker's plan would sustain, promote Dakota and Ojibwe languages

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American Indian languages could become extinct unless renewed efforts to make Dakota and Ojibwe classroom subjects succeed, believes Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji.

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And she apparently has Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren on her side, as a meeting is planned this week to set an agenda and formally establish a committee to study over the legislative interim how to sustain and promote language immersion programs.

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