Lorretta Webster, one of last fluent Oneida speakers, passes on
Lorretta Webster, one of the last fluent speakers of the Oneida language, died on Monday. She was 100.

Webster was a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She worked with the Oneida Language Revitalization Program to preserve the language for future generations.

"She never stopped using her language," Inez Thomas, a coordinator at the Oneida Cultural Heritage Center, told The Green Bay Press-Gazette. "She never quit."

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Lorretta Webster, fluent in Oneida, dies at 100 (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 9/30)