Part 2 of the story from northern Colombia and the Palenque community’s movement to revive and preserve its native tongue.
Declared by UNESCO in 2005 a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the rural town of San Basilio de Palenque in northern Colombia has undergone a revival of its unique language.
The spotlight is on Major League Baseball’s Spring Training here in the Valley. And the focus isn’t any less intense for young hopefuls at MLB academies in Latin America. But what happens to the vast majority of players who don’t get signed to a pro contract?
The Bureau of Indian Education is hoping a few more schools will venture out of their administrative nest, encouraging tribes to take over management. The hope is that schools will actually thrive when locally run. But it’s a hard transition.
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