We will use the skills taught to us to learn and survive in our environment today. Our service area and beyond must be reached by all possible means. We will provide opportunities to teach every tribal member our languages, histories, traditions. And through these experiences, each participant will have been given a chance to learn and grow with dignity and balance the true meaning of being a Cheyenne and/or and Arapaho. Various types of learning environments will be used to reach all tribal members.
Language Program Director
Gordon Yellowman has served as the Director of the Language Program since 2009. As Director, Mr. Yellowman guides the vision of the Language Program, oversees the grant projects, and coordinates outreach activities. Mr. Yellowman is also a Cheyenne Chief and award-winning artist.
Teaching Specialist/Grant Manager
Develops language training programs for the education of Cheyenne and Arapaho language teachers. Confers with tribal, state, and local school officials to develop certifications agreement that meets the Oklahoma World Language Certification guidelines. Also manager of the Cheyenne Living Language Project ANA Grant 90NL0572.
Joyce Twins has taught the Cheyenne language for 20 years and is recognized as a Master Teacher by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Ms. Twins provides Cheyenne language classes via distance learning technology to local high schools as well as language training for school teachers and other interested individuals.