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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.

Language Camps for Families

Lisa Billy

Though the government of the Chickasaw Nation has always made a point to provide language education opportunities for children, they realize that those skills are best retained by students whose parents have also made learning Chickasaw a priority. Chickasaw language family camps are now available that can teach Chickasaw to the parents as well as the children, ensuring that family members always have someone to speak Chickasaw with at home.


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Resources for Learning the Language

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