Shawnee Language Immersion Program
DescriptionThe year 2020 a state of emergency was declared on the Shawnee Language. With the emergency declaration about COVID19 later that same year and the effect it can have on the elderly the imperative became doubly important to save the Shawnee Language. Classes were suspended in the first quarter of 2020 but the language department has not seen this as a hurdle but rather a chance to implement new teaching techniques and technology to help ensure that as many of our tribal citizens can learn their ancestral language as possible. Our goal is not just teaching the memorization of words but the acquisition of the polysynthetic tongue and providing places to use it.