Fluent Speakers

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Chickasaw fluent speakers are the driving force in language preservation. Their willingness to share their priceless knowledge with younger generations is essential to the language's survival.

Meet My Mother, Fluent in Our Language

Nacobi Walker, Joann Ellis, and Johnna Walker

JoAnn Ellis, mother Johnna Walker and daughter Nacobi are three generations of Chickasaw women. Johnna describes how her mother helps keep the Chickasaw language alive for new speakers and JoAnn recounts speaking Chickasaw with her relatives from a young age.

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The Chickasaw Nation: A Caring People

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Our Proud Native Heritage

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Three generations of Chickasaw women describe their proud native heritage and the importance of the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Three Generations: A Caring Family

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JoAnn Ellis, Johnna Walker and Nacobi Walker are family. They're women. And, they're Chickasaw.