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At Language Camp, Reclaiming Tradition Is Between Basketball And Lunch

Alaska has become the second state, after Hawaii, to recognize indigenous languages as official state languages. Supporters hope this will help revitalize those languages, many of which have just a handful native speakers left. Casey Kelly of KTOO reports on one such effort: a kids' basketball camp, where drills are combined with Tlingit language lessons.

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Casey Kelly