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During a recent conference held at the Albuquerque Marriott, President Russell Begaye addressed the issue of keeping tribal languages alive. Photo courtesy of Navajo Nation

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Protecting Native languages important for cultural preservation

President Begaye reinforces the importance of teaching traditional languages to youth

On April 27, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye acknowledged Native American educators as protectors of culture in their efforts to help Native American students retain and revitalize tribal languages.