Monthly Archives: February 2012

Native American Languages being discouraged, what a shame!!

“Menominee Seventh Grader Suspended for Saying “I Love You” in her Native Language.”

Seventh grader Miranda Washinawatok, Menominee

This was a recent article published in the Native News Network, an online media outlet for Native Americans to connect.

In Shawano, Wisconsin, Miranda Washinawatok, a seventh grader who is part of the Menominee Native American Tribe was suspended for speaking her native language in class.

Miranda speaks two languages: Menominee and English and she is also on the school basketball team. Miranda was told that she was suspended from a basketball game because her coach heard from two of her teachers that her attitude has been very poor and she shouldn’t be allowed to play.

Miranda’s mother believed that her daughter was a highly respectful individual so her mother fought until she got answers from the coaches, teachers, and principal of the school.

Please visit this link below to read the rest of these unethical actions of the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano, Wisconsin:

http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/meeting-set-to-discuss-healing-of-menominee-student-suspended-for-speaking-native-language.html

Support our other native languages as others don’t understand the true value of it, OLA KA ‘OLELO!!

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Akaka Commemorates the Hawaiian Language

Daniel Akaka Commemorates the month of February as the month of the Hawaiian Language.

” I rise today in celebration of the Hawaiian language.  February is designated as the “Month of the Hawaiian Language” by the State of Hawai’i.  Speakers and students of the language use this time to foster and promote Hawaiian through festivals, spelling bees, and speech and debate competitions where the Hawaiian language is the primary medium.”

Here is the link to the article:

http://akaka.senate.gov/press-releases.cfm?method=releases.view&id=3e3c8a9d-a980-4f1e-bc13-f8d3843e0448

Please help up revitalize the Hawaiian language as we celebrate not only in this month of February, but for the rest of our lives. E ola mau ka ‘olelo Hawai’i!!