The American Indian Resource Center, in conjunction with the Euchee Language Project and the Sauk Language Department, is proud to provide a free supplemental packet consisting of early childhood concepts in native language worksheets for young learners. It is simple to use in the regular classroom yet detailed enough for a language immersion setting. This project was funded by The Tulsa Foundation.
Please call the American Indian Resource Center about acquiring the accompanying CD's, 918.549.7472.
You are welcome to copy the Native Languague Resource Supplement with the TCCL tagline left intact.
The Euchee/Yuchi Language Project (ELP) is a grassroots, 501c3 non-profit organization working fervently to keep the Euchee language alive in the community. The goal of the Euchee Language Project is to create new fluent speakers through immersion teaching between fluent elders, adults, and children. Today, there are only four fluent first-language speakers of Yuchi, all of whom are over age 80.
Sauk Language Program - Kîmâchipena (Let's Come Together)
The Sauk language comes from the Algonquian language family. Other languages in this family are the Cree, Ojibwa, Shawnee, Delaware, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne. The two closest relatives of Sauk are the Mesquakie and Kickapoo languages. Once spoken in Michigan, Illinois and Kansas, Sauk is still the traditional language of the Sac and Fox of Oklahoma, although only spoken by a dwindling number elders.
OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2011 TULSA AWARDEES
Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) announced the names of the 2011 awardees to be honored at its Oklahoma Humanities Awards dinner, February 24, 2011, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
“We want to honor the people and programs that enrich our state’s cultural life,” said OHC Executive Director Ann Thompson. “The occasion demonstrates the relevance of the humanities to modern society. By recognizing outstanding public programs like exhibits, book discussions, and classroom projects, we can showcase how the humanities expand our worldview and change people’s lives every day.”
Tulsa City-County Library projects and employees will be recognized, including:
The American Indian Resource Center of the Tulsa City-County Library will be honored with the Humanities in Education Award for achievements in language preservation through development of its Native Language Supplemental Packet. These materials were developed for educators and students to facilitate learning introductory words and phrases, and to stimulate further interest in the Native language. The packet has been used successfully in the Sauk and Euchee language programs.
Teresa Runnels, coordinator for the resource center, is gratified to see the work recognized. “Receiving the 2011 Oklahoma Humanities Council’s Education Award galvanizes my desire to see American Indian history and traditions preserved,” said Runnels. “Knowing the history of the people who lived in North America long before us is important to understanding the path we will travel in the future.”
Cindy Hulsey and Laura Raphael of the Tulsa City-County Library will receive the Community Leadership Award for creation and implementation of “Novel Talk: Smart Conversations for Serious Readers.”
For more information contact OHC at 405/235-0280 or visit www.okhumanities.org/oklahoma-humanities-awards.
About the Oklahoma Humanities Council
The Oklahoma Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful public engagement with the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC provides teacher institutes, Smithsonian exhibits, reading groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. With a focus on K-12 education and community building, OHC engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.
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