Nation Members participate in intense language courses to ensure the survival of its indigenous language, Onyota’a:ká:, also part of the preschool curriculum at the Oneida Nation Early Learning Center.
Working together to develop the program the Oneida Indian Nation Language program and Madison-Oneida BOCES (MOBOCES) want to ensure the implementation of best practices when teaching the traditional language at the Early Learning Center. Other unique tools created to reach learners of all skill levels include grocery lists and greeting cards in the Oneida language, as well as the language app – Oneida Basic – available for free on iTunes and downloaded more than 700 times.
The Oneida Nation Language Program is located in the former legal office building on Union Street, Oneida, NY 13421. Contact (315) 829-8206.