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"Real Speak" School

Today, only three percent of all Blackfeet are fluent speakers of their language. Those who are fluent, mostly elders, play a crucial role Nizipuhwahsin. The emerging restoration of the Blackfeet language has produced renewed pride in tribal culture and its history. The work of the Blackfeet has also inspired similar programs in Nevada, Wisconsin, Alaska, Hawaii, and Minnesota.

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Students at Nizipuhwahsin “Real Speak” School. Browning, MT: 2000-2004.

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