The preservation of the Chickasaw language is important within the Chickasaw Nation. The division of education provides opportunities to learn about Chickasaw language and culture internally and externally. A few opportunities include the Chepota Chikasha Anumpoli language club, the Chikasha Anumpoli Pehlichli class and the Chikasha Anumpoli Holisso Pisachi class. During these language sessions, individuals learn basic Chickasaw language for everyday conversations.
The Chipota Chikashshanompoli (children speaking Chickasaw) language club is available for children up to the age of nine who are interested in the Chickasaw language. The club focuses on the importance of using the Chickasaw language in daily life. Each month the club meets to practice Chickasaw language and embark on an adventure that will incorporate newly introduced Chickasaw words.
The Chikasha Anumpoli Pehlichli (Leadership Team Chickasaw Language Class) classes are for administrators within the Chickasaw Nation. During these classes, administrators learn Chickasaw numbers, seasons, body parts, clothing, action words and more.
The Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center staff attends the Chikasha Anumpoli Holisso Pisachi (Teachers Chickasaw Language Class) classes. These classes also focus on Chickasaw numbers, seasons, body parts, clothing, action words and more.
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