This short position paper will consider three questions. First, what are the social and cultural consequences of language loss among North American Indian groups? Second, what is being done to counter this massive language loss? And thirdly, what are some of the tactics we might employ to counter such language loss, if indeed we think it is a problem? Hopefully, this paper will convince the reader that language loss for North American Indians is a very serious problem.
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