Language Department


Language Programs

Cherokee Nation has multiple programs that aim to promote and revitalize the Cherokee language, create new Cherokee words, and assist in the implementation of Cherokee language into technology. Together, these programs help keep the Cherokee language alive.

For more information, choose a program below.

Cherokee Language Technology

Cherokee Language Technology provides support for those wanting to use the syllabary on their digital devices. Also creates materials for educational purposes.

Cherokee Language Consortium

The Consortium develops new Cherokee words and curriculum for teaching language.

Cherokee Language Immersion School

Pre-K to sixth grade Cherokee language immersion school, along with a seventh and eighth-grade program for students.

Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program

Novice learners are paired with master-level fluent Cherokee speakers.

Cherokee Language Teacher Training Scholarship Program

Scholarship for Northeastern State University students pursuing a degree in Cherokee language and an Oklahoma teacher’s certificate.

Sequoyah High School Language Immersion After-School Program

Cherokee language immersion camp.

Teacher Bridge Program

The Teacher Bridge Program is committed to further developing participants' Cherokee language proficiency while preparing them to be Cherokee Language Teachers.