The language that was spoken by Native American tribes in Michigan is nearing extinction in the state. Some communities have no fluent speakers; others have one or two elders who still speak fluently.
But as Emily Fox of Here & Now contributor Michigan Radio reports, there are efforts to prevent the language - Anishinaabemowin - from going extinct, including an immersion school for young children.
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This segment aired on October 12, 2015.
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