It’s been said that the traditions of Indian culture are embedded within our tribal languages. But for several generations, the majority of people who spoke their tribal language have passed on without new speakers taking their place. This has caused widespread concern among tribal communities and sparked a renaissance of culture and language across Native America...
McKosato, Harlan. "Languages help save tribal cultures." Santa Fe New Mexican. July 6, 2013. Article. (http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/local_columns/article_9fec1194-..., accessed August 23, 2013)