Speaking with and teaching a dog commands in Potawatomi offers fun ways to learn the language with simple phrases, especially for beginners.
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.
Though the vast majority of Citizen Potawatomi may not know more than a few words and feel overwhelmed by the challenge of learning, CPN Language Department Director Neely’s experiences provide guidance.
The April 2019 update from the CPN Language Department discusses recent accomplishments and kids learning Potawatomi.
The March 2019 update from the CPN Language Department discusses exciting new projects coming this year.
By Justin Neely, Director of the CPN Language Department It is an exciting time to be Potawatomi. If you want to learn the language, we are continually enhancing and developing new tools and classes to make that possible. Our goal of making the language accessible no matter where you live is truly coming to fruition. Read More »
Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department Director It’s been a very busy month for the language department. By the time this reaches you, we will have reached our 800th person to use the Moodle online Potawatomi language course. If you haven’t tried it out, go to language.potawatomi.org. There is a Beginner I with 20 chapters. Read More »
Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department director Bozho jayek (Hello everyone), By the time this comes out, we will have hosted our annual Winter Storytelling event. We also broadcast it live on Facebook this year. You should still be able to access the archived version by joining the group Potawatomi Language, and then finding Read More »
Submitted by Justin Neely It’s always busy this time of year in Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Language Department. By the time you receive this issue, children in the Child Development Center will have performed “Run Rudolph Run” and “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” in Potawatomi for the annual Christmas program. Growing interest We just wrapped up Read More »
It’s a Monday morning like any other. As the third-period tardy bell rings at Wanette High School in Oklahoma, five students casually enter the classroom, grab tablets and take seats next to each other at the round table with their teacher Crystal Caldwell. The teenagers comprise the only class in the only school district in Read More »