Learn the Chickasaw Language

A variety of programs such as camps, clubs and classes exists to help Chickasaws of all ages learn the ancestral language. By fusing learning with excitement, these programs increase retention and spark a passion for sharing the language with others.

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Chickasaw Language Public School Curriculum

Decade of Chickasaw Language 2022-2032
Students at Byng and Ada high schools are connecting with Chickasaw culture and ancestors as language classes thrive.

Chickasaw Language Virtual Learning

Decade of Chickasaw Language 2022-2032
Dr. Shannon Speed teaches the Chickasaw language to students around the country with virtual learning classes.

Language Revitalization Progress

Decade of Chickasaw Language 2022-2032
The Chickasaw language remains strong through the dedication of speakers, new learners and resources to reconnect with the ancestral language.

Language Resources 2023

Decade of Chickasaw Language 2022-2032
With a wide range of available resources and even more to come, there's never been a better time to get involved with the Chickasaw language!

Behind the Scenes: Rosetta Stone Chickasaw

The Thread That Binds Us Together
Rosetta Stone Chickasaw is available now!

'Children Speaking Chickasaw' Club

Joshua Hinson
Chipota Chikashshanompoli, or "Children Speaking Chickasaw" club, is a vital and vibrant part of the Chickasaw language revitalization program.

Joshua Hinson: My "Chickasaw Survival" Class at OU

The Chickasaw Nation
Joshua Hinson describes the Chickasaw language learning community available to University of Oklahoma students.

Teaching the Chickasaw Language at Byng High School

Joshua Hinson
Joshua Hinson talks about the Chickasaw language course that he teaches at Byng High School in Oklahoma.

Teaching the Chickasaw Language

Stanley Smith
Stanley Smith says the Chickasaw language connects people to their heritage, and is something to be passed down from generation to generation.

Chickasaw Language Resources

Joshua Hinson
Resources to learn the Chickasaw language are available in many mediums to meet the needs of new speakers.

Resources for Learning the Language

Joshua Hinson
Joshua Hinson talks about the variety of new methods available for people to learn the Chickasaw language.

Language Lessons

Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the head-start language program.

Chickasaw Language Immersion Family Camp

The Chickasaw Nation
They're learning, laughing, playing games, hiking, fishing and speaking Chickasaw.

Language Sports Camp

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw Nation's Language Sports Camp is called "Himitta Alhiha' Hoochokoshkomo" which means "the youth are playing" in Chickasaw.

Chickasaw Language Camp: Stickball

The Chickasaw Nation
Learn words and phrases in the Chickasaw language with on-screen "Anompa pop-ups" as you watch this video from Language Immersion Family Camp.

Putting the Chickasaw Language into the Martial Arts Program

Matt Clark
Matt Clark explains his love and passion for learning the Chickasaw language.

Language Immersion Family Camp at Tatanka Ranch

The Chickasaw Nation
This language camp for families helps parents and kids unplug and focus their time and energy on basic, functional Chickasaw language skills.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "Combining Chickasaw and the Martial Arts"

Matt Clark
Children learn an appreciation for the Chickasaw language through lessons in the Martial Arts Program.

Chickasaw Youth Excel

2011 Language Fair
The Chickasaw Nation Chipota Chikashshanompoli (children speaking Chickasaw) language club received first place in several categories.

Language Camps for Families

Lisa Billy
Chickasaw language family camps are now available that can teach Chickasaw to the parents as well as the children.