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: Nüümü Yadoha building 423 N Barlow Lane

Generations Speaking Together “GST”
Tuesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm.  GST focuses on learning basic Paiute, in a comfortable environment, work at developing the foundation to learn the language.
-With Instructor Amara Keller.

Bishop Community Paiute Class
Wednesday’s 5:30pm- 7:00pm. This class focuses on Basic and Intermediate Paiute Language- With Instructors Lavina Bengochia Banning and Mary Davis

Tei-Nüümü Yadoha-Neika A-Dakawa
Coming Soon!

Totsahoidü/ Nugadü Group
Every other Monday 3:30pm-5:00pm. Barlow Lane Gymnasium

Home Street Middle School Beginner Class
Friday’s 3:10pm-4:10pm – With Instructor Phillip Kane

 Big Pine: Wellness Center

 Generations Speaking Together “GST”
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm This class focuses on Basic Paiute language. At the Wellness Center.
-With Instructor Jamie Meredith

Lone Pine: Tribal Community Building

Lone Pine Community Paiute Class
Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm. This class focuses on Basic Paiute language
-With Instructors Lavina Bengochia Banning and Mary Davis

Independence: Ft Independence Tribal Office

Independence Paiute Language Class
Tuesday’s 3:00pm-4:00pm. This class focuses on Basic Paiute Language – With Instructor Lavina Bengochia Banning

News/ Events


Language class schedule

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