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KU Professor Works to Preserve Kiowa Language

Linguistics professor Andrew McKenzie in his office at the University of Kansas. (Photo Credit: C.J.Janovy, KCUR Radio)

After Native Americans were moved to reservations, many children were sent to boarding schools and punished if they spoke anything but English. Indigenous languages are now at risk of dying. But one uniquely qualified professor at the University of Kansas is working to preserve the difficult Kiowa language. C.J. Janovy, of KCUR Radio, reports for the Kansas News Service.

C.J. Janovy is a reporter for KCUR Radio and is a partner with KPR in the Kansas News Service, a public media collaboration covering health, education, and politics across the state.



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