One can only sympathize with David Treuer's insights on his mother language. Of course, we can say in our mother tongue what just cannot be expressed outside it. In this sense the Ojibwe are no different than the rest of us. Anything Mr. Treuer says of his own language applies to ours.There's one crucial difference: English has not been suppressed as has Objiwe. Until we recognize the validity of every language and the right of a people to use it, a lot people get trampled.English at present just happens to be the medium of the powerful, little more.
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