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White Earth asks for Ojibwe on lake signs

White Earth is attempting to bring a little culture and education to both Native Americans and anyone traveling county roads in Becker County.

White Earth Cultural Coordinator Merlin Deegan said that it is through a grant that the reservation can help bring “more culture within the day to day” lives of young Native Americans by posting Ojibwe signs along the highway, identifying lakes in part of the county. With the grant, there would be no cost to the county for the project.

“Our children, they need to see their language, hear it,” he said.

Deegan said the grant will fund the signage, and then the tribe will take care of installation and maintenance of the signs. He said he will work with the county to have the signs placed in the right spot and look similar to the existing county signs.


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