Speaking in Chickasaw

Joshua Hinson

Josh Hinson, Director of the Chickasaw Department of Language, speaks about his family, childhood and Chickasaw heritage in the Chickasaw language.

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Drawn to Our Language

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

Immersing Myself in the Language

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Joshua Hinson recalls the first Chickasaw dictionary he had and explains how he became more interested and proficient in the language.

Two Keys to Learning the Language

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Joshua Hinson explains the keys to keeping the Chickasaw dialect alive.

The Chickasaw Language: Less Variation in Dialect

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Joshua Hinson describes the lack of variation in the Chickasaw dialect & how that fact is an advantage to teaching the language to future generations.

Joshua Hinson's Goal to Become Fluent

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Joshua Hinson expresses his goal of becoming a fluent speaker of the Chickasaw language.