The Fresno County Nuumu Yadoha Language Program
The Nuumu Yadoha Language Program is dedicated to working with our local tribal communities to preserve, reclaim, and revitalize cultural heritage for future generations by supporting the purposes of Tribal TANF.
We offer a variety of opportunities to learn about Language and Culture through classes. technology training, hands-on workshops, traditional arts, research and other approaches to support language revitalization and families learning culture together. We encourage all to participate with us in this most rewarding venture and invite each to assist us in achieving our goals.
Native Language Instruction
Classes are offered at our county sites to engage families in learning our Indigenous Languages together. See our Newsletter and website postings for more information on class times and locations.
We offer resources for families to learn about their languages and create educational materials. Workshops include writing systems, dictionaries, how to film and record your language, storytelling, and historical research projects.
Language and Cultural Activities
In collaboration with other tribal and non-tribal organizations, we provide cultural awareness educational workshops on topics such as traditional harvesting, traditional foods, tools, basketry, materials, traditional arts, events and gatherings, wellness programs, historical research and more.
Participants of all ages and language-learning levels are welcome to our classes. In workshops with limited space and materials, priority enrollment is for participants who reside in the service area and meet one or both of the following:
- Income not to exceed 300% of Federal Poverty Level
- Meet “At-Risk” definitions: living in high crime rate areas, absent parent (Single Parent Children), parents that are not high school graduates, living with a caretaker relative, having negative self-perceptions; low self-esteem, living on or near reservation or Rancheria lands, previously involved in Juvenile Justice System, living in unstable school districts, being a member of a low-income family, having low academic skills (though not necessarily low intelligence), homeless/housing.
Interested in Becoming a Language Instructor
We are seeking proposals from responsible qualified independent contractors to provide Language services as Indigenous Language Instructors, fluent speakers, media techs, and linguists. If you are interested in being a language instructor, then review the OVCDC Request for Proposals at the link below.
5070 n Sixth St suite 101
Fresno ca 93721
Office# (559) 226-2880
37190 Jose Basin RdAuberry, CA 93602
Office # (559) 855-7575 x430
32535 Sycamore RoadTollhouse, CA 93667
Office # (559) 855-7570
Winathum August-September 2022 (newsletter)
Our Office is located at:
5070 N Sixth St, Suite 110
Fresno, CA 93710
Office# (559) 226-2880
Fax # (559) 226-4910