Although mastering the language has its difficulties, picking a few words and using them with younger generations helps ensure Bodéwadmimwen stays alive and strong for years to come.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Language Department has expanded its reach for the 2020-21 school year, increasing from two to four schools. The program now serves more than 40 students between ninth and 12th grade.
In the October 2020 update from the CPN Department of Language, director Justin Neely gives many online resources to work on learning the language from home.
Explore the similarities and differences between verb forms and dialect in Potawatomi.
The Potawatomi language is mainly in the form of verbs. Even many of our nouns come from verbal forms.
The July 2020 update from the CPN language department includes a fun set of words and phrases from Jim Thunder, one of the last first language speakers from Wisconsin.
Make sure you are taking advantage of the online language sources we have available during this time at home.
During this challenging time, it’s important to know that you have lots of opportunities to learn your language online.
Language Department Director Justin Neely highlights his team’s work creating online content and where Tribal members can learn language from the comfort of their home.
The monthly update from the CPN Language Department includes a look back at the 2020 Winter Storytelling event from February, upcoming translations and the men’s drum group’s progress.