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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.

Teaching the Chickasaw Language at Byng High School

Joshua Hinson

Joshua Hinson is an artist and Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language in the Division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Here, Joshua talks about the Chickasaw language course he teaches at Byng High School in Oklahoma and how he’s helping educating young people on a subject they may not have known about.

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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.

'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.

Chickasaw Language Immersion Family Camp

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

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.

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.

Chickasaw Language Resources

Joshua Hinson
Resources to learn the Chickasaw language are available in many mediums to meet the needs of new speakers.

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.