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A lover of language

Born in a blizzard and unbowed by her residential school misery, beloved elder Doris Pratt's passion for language and love of learning fuelled commitment to her Dakota Nation

Supplied</p><p>In 1989, Doris Pratt unveiled a plaque outside a school in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, where she was a teacher, curriculum adviser and elder-in-residence throughout her lifetime.</p>

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In 1989, Doris Pratt unveiled a plaque outside a school in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, where she was a teacher, curriculum adviser and elder-in-residence throughout her lifetime.

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History

Updated on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:48 AM CST: Tweaks headline.

11:30 AM: Corrects "nuns" to teachers: She and her friends traded only whispers in Dakota when the teachers were out of hearing range.

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