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Fight to save indigenous languages topic of summit

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 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Hundreds of tribal members and tribal educators from
 all over the country are in western South Dakota for a three-day summit focusing
 on language revitalization.
   The annual Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit started Thursday in Rapid
City. It seeks to find ways to revitalize tribal languages. This is the fifth year
for the event, which brings together Sioux tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota,
Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana and Canada as well as tribes from other parts
of the country to share their best practices and techniques for improving fluency.
   Summit organizer Mike Carlow says this year's focus will be on language immer
sion schools and creating a strategic plan for long-term revitalization. He says
 the biggest obstacle to increasing fluency is a lack of exposure.
   AP-WF-11-15-12 1020GMT

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