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There are 9,600 people living on the Eastern Cherokee Reservation and fewer than 200 fluent Cherokee language speakers. The tribe’s New Kituwah Academy is helping the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians increase the number of fluent speakers and revitalize their ancestors’ language before it’s too late.

This video news story was reported by Pingpin Yin and Lynn Liu for the Medill News Service and Native News Online. Read the entire story.

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