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Margaret Sayers, Ojibwe instructor, dies at 89

Margaret Sayers, an Ojibwe language instructor for Minneapolis public schools, died on March 23. She was 89.

Sayers, a member of the Red Lake Nation, began her career as a teaching assistant, helping Indian students. She later started an Ojibwe language program at the schools and created booklets, teaching aids and recordings for students.

"She was an elder that shared her language and knowledge with others. We need to have new speakers to take her place," Rick Gresczyk, an Ojibwe language instructor, told The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Margaret Sayers taught Ojibwe language and culture (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 4/4)