Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org


Cherokee Language


Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program

The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program (CLMAP) is an adult Cherokee language immersion program for novice learners who are paired with master-level fluent Cherokee speakers. As apprentices, learners receive a cash benefit as a part of this 40/hour a week program.

CLMAP participants must go through an interview as part of the application process. The program is a two-year commitment. Upon completion, participants are expected to be, at minimum, conversational in Cherokee in the intermediate low to mid category as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages standards.

Apply online or use the form below.


  • 2021 Cohort Application
    Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program Spring 2021 Cohort Application. DEADLINE: December 18, 2020.