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Tribe helps young people learn Salish

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For the first time in a couple generations, young people are speaking ancient words of hope for Native Americans on the brink of losing the first language of the Inland Northwest. Thanks to an innovative language acquisition program, Salish is being spoken on the Kalispel Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington, not just by a dwindling number of tribal elders but by their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.