She wants a classroom where all identities feel welcome

BLACKFOOT – As a child, Bailey Dann would turn to her Shoshoni language dictionary — the one her father gave her — for comfort.

She would read through it in her free time, each translated word a link to her Shoshone-Bannock ancestors and culture.

In middle school, she started her own Shoshoni language club, which consisted of two members — herself and her cousin. They would meet at lunch and make up their own quizzes and flashcards.

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