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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 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. They learn words and phrases they can use in everyday life and they have fun doing it. Many families come back year after year to build on their language skills. The camp caters to beginners and more advanced Chickasaw speaking families. Contact the Chickasaw Language Department for information about future camps. More information on the Chickasaw language revitalization program is available at


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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.