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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.

'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. The club meets once a month and teaches kids both productive and useful words and phrases through a kinesthetic learning method in which they speak and move and the same time. More information on the Chickasaw language revitalization program is available at Chickasaw.net.

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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.

Drawn to Our Language

Joshua Hinson
Joshua Hinson describes his fine arts background and explains how he became drawn to art history and native language revitalization.

Chickasaw Language Immersion Family Camp

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

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.

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.

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.