Inyo and Mono County Nüümü Yadoha Program

“Preserving and Revitalizing our Native languages” for Self-Identities for our TANF clients and communities, to support OVCDC-TANF with a Cultural component and Cultural Identity, to standardize the Paiute and Shoshone Language throughout Inyo county, implement language teachers into the daycares, head starts, local schools, education centers and TANF programs, developing innovative programs to get participation in revitalizing our language through traditional and non-traditional resources.
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Our Inyo County Language Program offers a variety of opportunities to learn from pre-schools to family based settings. We encourage learning through family formation and cultural experiences such as immersion camps, basket weaving, beadwork, Hand-games, and Traditional Storytelling.

Eligibility

Applicants that would like to take part of the Language programs benefits can do so by filling out a Prevention application and showing up.

Services

The language program offers services both onsite at TANF offices, Nüümü Yadoha Building and offsite in communities. Services are offered in the following areas:

Bishop

Generations Speaking Together “GST”
Wednesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Nüümü Yadoha building 423 N Barlow Lane-  focuses on learning basic Paiute,lang3 in a comfortable environment, work at developing the foundation to learn the language.
-With Instructor Jamie Meredith.

Starting April 7th 
Tei-Nüümü Yadoha-Neika A-Dakawa
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am- 12pm.
A Pilot Program for parents and their infant/child to learn Nüümü yadoha together immersed in the Language

Head Start Class

Monday 9:30am-12:00pm. Bishop Indian Head Start –lang4 Language is delivered in a more natural approach to learning.
-With Instructor Lavina Bengochia.

  • Children up to the ages 5 will have learn 90% of their Languages skills and have the ability to learn up to 3 languages.

Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm– Bishop Community class focusing on Basic and Intermediate Paiute Language.
-With Instructors Lavina Bengochia and Mary Davis.

 Big Pine

 Wellness Center
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm Paiute language classes Big Pine/TANF. lang7Teaching Basic Paiute language. At the Wellness Center.
-With Instructor Jamie Meredith

Lone Pine

Community Building
Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm. Lone Pine Tribal Community Building – Basic Paiute language
-With Instructors Lavina Bengochia.

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News/ Events

September 2016 Calendar-Inyo
Language class schedule

 

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Learning Materials:

Audio CD’s
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 1 – Lessons 1-8
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 2 – Lessons 9-16
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 2 – Lessons 17-24
  • Mono Lake Paiute Class, Level 1, Lesson Book Chapter 1
  • Mono Lake Paiute Class, Level 1, Lesson Book Chapter 2
  • Mono Lake Paiute Vocabulary – by Joe Lent**
Interactive CD’s
  • Paiute Traditional Skills
  • Numa Yadua – Paiute Language Learning Tools (2 CD)
Books in print
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 1 (Lessons 1-8)**
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 2 (Lessons 9-16)**
  • Nüümü Yadoha Language Lessons Vol. 2 (Lessons 17-24)**
  • Mono Lake Paiute Beginner Lessons Level 1 –  by Joe Lent**
  • Mono Lake Paiute Beginner Lessons Level 2 –  by Joe Lent
  • Mono Lake Paiute Vocabulary – by Joe Lent**

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Our office is located at:
2574  Diaz Lane Bishop,  CA 93514
Phone:  760-873-5107  Fax: 760-873-7665