- Associated Press - Sunday, November 20, 2016

MACY, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha Tribe’s effort to preserve its native language is getting a boost from a $100,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The tribe, which is centered in Macy, Nebraska, just south of Sioux City, Iowa, has more than 7,000 members.

The tribal council estimates fewer than 150 know parts of the language, but elders and teachers say only 12 remain fluent.

The tribe hopes to revive its language by teaching it in schools.

The grant will help create an introductory textbook on the language and an audio CD that will be distributed to all schools on the reservation.

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