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Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:40 AM

 

Catholic diocese sorry after punishing girl for speaking native languange


The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has apologized after punishing a 12-year-old girl for speaking her Native American language at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano, Wisconsin.

Miranda Washinawatok explained to WGBA that she wasn’t allowed to play in one basketball game after she spoke in her native Menominee language to two students in her 7th grade class.

“It means I love you,” Washinawatok said, recalling that her teacher, Julie Gurta, reacted with anger.



“She sort of threw her hands down on her desk and said don’t be talking like that. How would you like it if I started talking Polish?”

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Message to Miranda you keep speaking your native language. Even in front of Julie who I doubt could reply back in one word of Polish.

(From GD)

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. For Julie Gurta one Polish word-DUPA! n/t

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:49 PM

4. haha good one!

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:45 AM

2. Where did that teacher come from?

Ignorant and clueless and I hope she is fired.

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. I hope she keeps her language alive.

 

The teacher can go suck a lemon.

I have a fascination with the Native American languages, and languages in general. Native American languages really do make you think in a whole different way because the grammar is completely different from anything you learn in school. In my travels I was lucky enough to meet one of the last native speakers of the Abenaki language before he passed away around 2000.

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 06:04 PM

5. Mark my words. The Church will look at this as an opportunity to

put more "Catholic into the American Indians".

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