Little Priest Hires Language Trainees

Feb 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 8-4: Racism, Tribal College News

Little Priest Tribal College has hired five language trainees to staff the Ho-Chunk language and culture program. The trainees work closely with a Ho-Chunk language instructor to learn the language both linguistically and conversationally. In addition, the trainees take classes in writing and media production. They plan to produce videos documenting the teachings of Winnebago elders.

The trainees will soon begin developing curriculum and teaching lessons in Ho-Chunk to students at the Winnebago Head Start and elementary schools. This summer, an intergenerational language immersion camp is planned. Eventually, as the trainees become more fluent, they will train other community members and transcribe tribal documents from English to Ho-Chunk, according to Juli Albert of Little Priest.

Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, Nebraska, was accepted as the newest member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium in February 1997. There are now 31 members of the consortium, including one in Canada.

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