Sunday, March 22, 2009

CWY Language Class April 10 Deadline -class begins Saturday April 25-May 2, 2009

this class is over.... but the next class will be thru the same office...
so you can contact them next time
Cherokee Language Class -registration deadline is April 10, 2009
class begins April 25th
Preference is given to EBCI enrolled members but YOU can learn to speak! Enroll today! Space is limited!
Classes are daily 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
The Kituwah Preservation and Education Program (KPEP) is hosting a Cherokee language class using the TPR (Total Physical Response) Method which is a teaching methodology with PROVEN results that helps EVERYONE any age to learn the language FASTER than through any other method or means!
You can join instructor Bo Taylor for a fun and exciting way to learn the Cherokee language!
Contact information:
Cynthia Grant, Language Resourse Supervisor at (828)497-1849 or (828)736-4172 or fax: (828)497-1590
This program has LIMITED SPACE so Gatsanul! (Hurry!)


Sunday, March 08, 2009


Someone asked-- who taught me?

well the good stuff-- the stuff I do /say right -- all the credit for the GOOD

goes to many folks--
however, the mistakes are not theirs!

the blame, for me not remembering or speaking as well as I ought lies squarely with me...

but the credit i give to those who have loved me and worked with me and basically put up with me for all these years!

So EQUA sgi to the following folks: Edohi aka Walker Calhoun who spoke with me and challenged me for more than 6 years and kept making me say it "Shgwo" (Again) and to James "Bo" Taylor who never lets up but keeps challenging me to try harder... SGI! To Shirley Oswalt and to Nula who were and are patient with me to Francis Hartwell over at WCU who taught and teaches the Cherokee language where I am glad to say I was enrolled as a student, and, To Tom Belt from OK but also teaching over at WCU, and to my brother Jeremy who learns from several folks and teaches me and challenges me to learn more

and of course, my first words in the language [including my name: tsasuyeda] were taught to me by my dad, who was a speaker and who learned from his mom, Agnes, [whom he said named me] who I'm told, held me and rocked me, speaking and singing to me in the language when I was very young.