ᏣᎳᎩ 101: Cherokee Language Preservation in the Classroom
Visit the John Ross Museum in Park Hill, Oklahoma to learn about the efforts made by Cherokee Nation to preserve the Cherokee language through various educational programs. “ᏣᎳᎩ 101: Cherokee Language Preservation in the Classroom” details the introduction of language courses during the 1940s through the present-day Cherokee Immersion Charter School and the 2019 Durbin Feeling Language Preservation Act, which provided an additional $16 million to support language preservation, the largest language investment in Cherokee Nation history.
This exhibit is in commemoration of the Cherokee Syllabary Bicentennial, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of Sequoyah’s introduction of the syllabary to the Cherokee people.
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