American Indian leader works to preserve Ojibwe language

01/11/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Dorene Wiese, president of the American Indian Association of Illinois, has been working for more than 30 years to help revive and preserve the Ojibwe language. "Our long-term goal is to write the language down so we can teach it in our college program," Wiese said, "We're also trying to create the first American Indian charter school with Chicago Public Schools and Eastern Illinois University as our partners so that we can get students at a very young age to teach them Ojibwe."

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