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Native America Calling: Developing new fluent Cherokee speakers
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Dadiwonsi Adult Language Program in North Carolina just welcomed its first graduates in the Cherokee Language. The program is part of an extensive network to develop new fluent Cherokee speakers on and around the Qualla Boundary, home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

And a translation effort hopes to connect modern Cherokees with past culture keepers, Inoli and Will West Long.

Cherokee Language
Street signs in the Cherokee language. Photo: Yortw

Guests on Native America Calling
Tom Belt (Cherokee Nation), retired WCU Cherokee Language Program Coordinator

Cailon Garland (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), recent graduate of the Snowbird Adult Immersion Cherokee Language Program

Cassidy Galaviz (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), language specialist and teacher of the Cherokee language

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