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Continuing the legacy of our rich culture is of the utmost importance to the Chickasaw Nation. From the Language Revitalization Program to the Historic Preservation and Repatriation Office, discover a variety of cultural programs that are dedicated to preserving the Chickasaw way of life.

Chickasaw Language Immersion Family Camp

The Chickasaw Nation

They're learning, laughing, playing games, hiking, fishing and speaking Chickasaw. Because of their commitment to the Chickasaw language, Michelle and Brian Cooke attended the Language Immersion Family Camp in Stroud and they took their entire family. During the weeklong camp, participants take part in everything from classroom language lessons to traditional Chickasaw games. More information on the Chickasaw language revitalization program is available at Chickasaw.net.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.