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Ojibwe language being featured throughout Bemidji

Signs with Native American words like, "boozhoo," "aakoziiwigamigoons" or "wisiniiwagmig" are cropping up around the northern Minnesota town. MinnPost reports the signage is part of a broader effort to preserve the language.
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Signs with Native American words like, "boozhoo," "aakoziiwigamigoons" or "wisiniiwagmig" are cropping up around the northern Minnesota town. MinnPost reports the signage is part of a broader effort to preserve the language.

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