LANGUAGE PRESERVATION

The complex Onyota’a:ká: (Oneida) language is flourishing. From audio posters found in Oneida gathering places, to the use of electronic books and smart phone apps, the Oneida Nation Language Program implements a variety of techniques
to help Oneidas regain the language.

ONYOTA’A:KÁ:

Collaboration Enhances Language Learning

Research has long suggested the ideal time to teach a new language is to 4-year-old students because young learners absorb so much information at this age.

With that in mind the Oneida Indian Nation Language program and Madison-Oneida BOCES (MOBOCES) are developing a curriculum and best practices to ensure all children at the Oneida Indian Nation Early Learning Center are learning the traditional language. With one-year of collaboration already behind them the staff at the Verona school is working on a plan to not only benefit the children, but include current Oneida language learners, teachers and ELC staff on how to bring Oneida to all.

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THE ONEIDA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Language videos available on the Nation’s YouTube channel: TheOneida, include:

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