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  • Aug 10, 2011
  • 09:51 PM

With the Dakota language on life support, a resurgence among native youth

Jeff Severns Guntzel / MinnPost.com
MORTON, Minn. – From a park picnic table a woman named Ruby watches her 12-year-old granddaughter, Shayla, answer a reporter's questions. They are mostly one-word answers. Are you having fun learning the Dakota language? "Yes." Is it hard? "No." What's the hardest part? "Sentences."

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