Promoting learning of the Hupa language by tribal members is important, no matter where they may be located. As a “pilot” effort, Me’dil is bringing together language resources in the Sacramento area to provide a language learning opportunity and explore distance efforts that can take advantage of technology.
The goal of the class is to allow an opportunity for connection and community building around an important component of our cultural identity – the Hupa language. This is an entirely volunteer effort that is not based on particular objectives and is open to all. As we progress with lessons and development of language resources for the class, it will be shared here.
The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month for three months. After some re-arranging to accommodate Hupa ceremonies, the next class is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, 2020 “J” Street, Sacramento. Future sessions are Wednesdays, Sept. 2 and 16th, and October 7 and 21. Contact Tasha Norton, (916) 341-0575 ext 2292, or Jon Brooks, (707) 498-8714, for more information.
Words from our first session, August 4, 2015, led by Kayla Carpenter;
And looking forward to counting, here’s links to our youtube channel;