All over Oregon, words that haven't been said out loud for generations are being spoken again. The work to revitalize native languages has accelerated in recent years, and scholars hope their efforts will yield generations of new speakers.
Lane Community College has offered classes in a northwest tribal language for about 10 years. This week, the board of education considered cutting the program because of budget shortfalls. But, the board voted 5-1 this week to keep it.