The Chickasaw Language Committee

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 explains the Chickasaw Language Committee and how its knowledge base is incredibly important to the survival of both the Chickasaw language and culture.

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Drawn to Our Language

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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.

Artwork Experience: Possum Stories and Book Covers

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Joshua Hinson describes the stories he illustrates and how he incorporates the Chickasaw language into his artwork.

Teaching the Chickasaw Language

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Stanley Smith says the Chickasaw language connects people to their heritage, and is something to be passed down from generation to generation.