First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of the Interior to visit Oklahoma
First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will visit Oklahoma on Friday.
The first lady and the interior secretary will head to the Cherokee Nation capitol in Tahlequah, Okla., and visit the Cherokee Nation's language immersion school to highlight the importance of Native language preservation.
Earlier this year, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed the Durbin Feeling Native American Language Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill named in honor of the late Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling.
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush passed the Native American Language Act meant to fund language immersion programs across the nation.
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