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Sharing Our Language Connects Us

Lisa Billy

Chickasaw speaker Lisa Billy observes that when visitors at the Cultural Center see Chickasaw words around campus – such the Aaimpa’ Café (“a place to eat”) – it prompts other phrases (“Sit down, come and eat with us.”). She sees that it naturally leads people to say, "Teach me." Lisa also reflects on how valuable the Chickasaw language is and how miraculous it is to see it having passed through so many generations. Today it’s something to be proud of and grateful for.

Chickasaw speaker Lisa Billy observes that when visitors at the Cultural Center see Chickasaw words around campus it prompts other phrases.

Speaking & Sharing

Perhaps the most fundamental way to ensure that the Chickasaw language is kept alive is through speaking it and sharing it on a regular basis – here, discover how Chickasaw elders, educators and fluent speakers are doing just that.


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