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Native Tribes Receive Grant to Preserve Important Part of their Culture


SAN DIEGO - Five Native American tribes in California are set to receive more than $1 Million dollars in federal funding to help preserve their tribal language.

Those tribes include the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in San Diego County, which are set to receive a combined $300,000. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the funding will help pay for native language teachers and resources like flash cards.

Other tribes receiving the grant money including the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in Riverside County and the Washoe Tribe near Lake Tahoe.


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