Three Generations of Chickasaw Women Speaking Their Language

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 25th, 2015 Last Updated on: June 25th, 2015

As a Native speaker, JoAnn Ellis is vital to the Chickasaw Nation. People come to her for translations, for instructions or simply to hear the language. Her daughter and granddaughter are also learning the language, doing their part to conserve culture and preserve what's unique about the Chickasaw people.

If you'd like to learn more about the Chickasaw Language please visit: https://www.chickasaw.tv/language.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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thank you for sharing! your heritage n your lands. also my heritage/history a few generations removed…

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