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Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center
The Cultural Resources Department offers the following language services:
Employee classes - Cherokee Nation employees are required to be familiar with the Cherokee language to service Cherokee tribal members more efficiently.
Community classes - Classes are organized in various communities so that Cherokee youth and others interested in speaking the language may have access to educational materials to better their skills in the native tongue.
Teacher certification - Teachers of the Cherokee language who work in schools within the 14-county jurisdictional area of the Cherokee Nation are encouraged to go through teacher certification training and testing to assure their competency and sharpen their skills.
Curriculum development - Cherokee language curriculum has been developed and is constantly being updated to provide schools within the 14-county jurisidictional area materials to teach the Cherokee language to students.
Newly created school curriculum for Cherokee language program
Translation - Translation services are available as needed by citizens, such as letters, documents, etc. English to Cherokee and Cherokee to English are both provided.
Interpretation and interpreters - Cherokee speaking citizens who require interpreters for legal, medical or other purposes are encouraged to contact the Cultural Resources Center for interpretation services at no charge.
*Note: Cultural information may vary from clan to clan, location to location, family to family, and from differing opinions and experiences. Information provided here are not 'etched in stone'.
Complete List of Language Materials
http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/Languag … fault.aspx
For more information, please contact
Anna Huckaby, Language Training Coordinator
From CherokeeLink Newsletter
... thanks to the efforts of the Education Department, you can brush up on your Cherokee Language skills and increase your linguistic capacity with the new animated videos in the Kid's Corner. These videos are not only in Cherokee but entertaining as well. Just click the television inside of the Cherokee Learning Center: http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/KidsGames/Default.aspx
Cherokee Nation Offers Community Language Classes
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is offering free community language classes this spring at various locations throughout its jurisdiction. The classes are open to the public and will run for ten weeks each.
“The Cherokee language is important to maintaining our cultural heritage and identity,” said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “Through our community language classes we are working diligently to teach our future generations our native tongue. The Cherokee language enhances the quality of life of our people.”
Locations, start dates and sign-up information are as follows:
A class will be held on Mondays at Fairfield at the Community Building starting Monday, March 2, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The instructor is George Stop. To enroll, call Louann Collins at (918) 797-7932.
Another Monday class will be held in the Rocky Mountain school cafeteria, also beginning on March 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The instructor is Marie Eubanks. To sign up for the Rocky Mountain class, call Jewel Milsap at (918) 696-3654.
Marie Eubanks will also instruct a class in Stilwell on Thursday nights at the Indian Capital Vo-Tech Center, beginning March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To sign up for the Stilwell class, call Jimmy Gilstrap at (918) 696-3111.
Rufus King will instruct a class in Jay at the Round Springs Church on Monday nights. Class will begin on Monday, March 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To enroll, contact Betty King at (918) 253-7658.
A Thursday nights class will be held in Salina at the Salina First Baptist Fellowship Hall with Sandra Turner as the instructor. Class will begin on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To enroll, call Bridge Chuckluck at (918) 864-2160.
In Sequoyah County a class will be held in the Belfonte School eighth grade classroom on Tuesday nights. Class will begin on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be instructed by Jim Henson. To sign up for the class, contact Paul Pinkerton at (918) 427-3522.
A class will begin on Monday, March 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Dewey at the Dewey Adult Center located at 300 E. Angus to be held on consecutive on Monday nights. It will be instructed by Bill Foster. To enroll in the class, contact Jessica Hoss at (918) 333-0306.
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center, which is sponsoring the class, provides services and information that works to revitalize Cherokee language and heritage. The language course is a part of the Cherokee Nation’s culture and history initiative that will help to preserve the Cherokee language.
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October 01, 2009
Cherokee Nation Announces Fall Community Language Class Schedule
Cherokee Nation will be offering Cherokee language classes in several area communities this fall. Classes are beginning level and will include an introduction to the Cherokee syllabary.
The Cherokee Nation will be offering Cherokee language classes in several area communities within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdictional area this fall.
Cherokee Nation’s Cultural Resource Center is sponsoring the free 10-week community language classes, which begin in October and run through December. The class schedule is as follows:
In Muskogee County, language classes will be held at the Porum Senior Citizens Center beginning Thursday, October 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and running for ten consecutive Thursdays. The instructor will be Dorothy Powell.
In Rogers County, classes will be held at the Cherokee Nation Claremore Housing Services Office beginning Monday, October 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and running for ten consecutive Mondays. Meda Nix will be the instructor.
Language classes for Sequoyah County will be held at the Marble City School starting Tuesday, October 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will run for ten consecutive Tuesdays. Instructor is George Byrd.
Classes in Adair County will start on Monday, October 12, at the Indian Capital Technology Center in Stilwell from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will continue for ten consecutive Mondays. Marie Eubanks will instruct the class.
In Washington County, classes will be held at the Dewey Adult Learning Center in Bartlesville beginning Monday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will run for ten consecutive Mondays. Instructor is Bill Foster.
Tahlequah classes taught by J.C. Lowe will be held in the Osiyo Training Room on ten consecutive Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning on Oct. 8. The Osiyo Training Room is located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop at the Cherokee Nation tribal complex on Hwy 62 South.
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center provides services and information that works to revitalize Cherokee language and heritage. The language course is a part of the Cherokee Nation’s culture and history initiative that will help to preserve the Cherokee language.
Classes are beginner level and are open to anyone with an interest in learning the Cherokee language. Classes will include an introduction to the Cherokee syllabary system of writing. To register or for more information regarding the Cherokee Language classes, please call (918) 453-5154.