Kern County Nüümü Yadoha Program

The Kern County Nüümü Yadoha Program offers a variety of opportunities to learn from pre-school to family based settings.  We encourage learning through cultural experiences such as basket weaving, music, dancing, California history, traditional stories, and songs.  Preserving and Revitalizing Our Native Languages through self-identities for our TANF clients and communities with Culture component and Culture Identity.

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 to the class.

Services

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

Bakersfield

Navajo Language Class


• 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month
• 5:30pm – 7:30pm OVCDC TANF Office 1001 Tower Way

This class focuses on beginning Navajo language and the history of the Dine’ people. Immersion setting and game activities are incorporated into this class

Pakanapul Language in Family Lit ECE Class

KC-3
• Navajo- Every other Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am 
• Pakanapul- Every other Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am
• 1001 Tower Way, Ste. 225 Bakersfield

Basic Pahkaanil language, traditional stories, and songs are incorporated into the Family lit. ECE and Infant and Toddler program activities. -with Pakanapul Instructors Betsy Johnson and Sherry Click and Navajo Instructor Elaine Johnson

Pahkaanil and Beginning Pahkaanil Language Class

• 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm
• 1001 Tower Way, Ste. 225 Bakersfield

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language. Learn about California Indian history, Kern County history, and Cultural and Traditional ways of the Tubatulabal Tribe. – with Teacher Robert Gomez Jr.

Beginning Pahkaanil Language Class focuses on youth to adult, that are just learning. Games and crafts are incorporated into language lessons. -with Instructors, Sherry Click Virginia Russel and Bertha Eller.

Lake Isabella

Pakanapul Language and Cultural Class- Afterschool EnrichmentKC-6

• Wednesday’s 4:00pm-6:00pm
• OVCDC TANF Office, Lake Isabella

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language and Kern River Valley History through afterschool educational services.  -With Instructors Tina Guerrero & Christina Carvajal.

Tubatulabal Family Language Class

• Thursday’s 5:00-7:00pm
• OVCDC TANF Office, Lake Isabella

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language. Traditional stories, history, and games are incorporated into this class. -With Instructors Betsy Johnson, Tina Guerrero, & Christina Carvajal

Tubatulabal Youth Language Class

• Monday 3:00pm – 5:00pm
• OVCDC TANF Office, Lake Isabella

This class focuses on beginning/intermediate Pahkaanil language. Traditional stories, songs, and games are incorporated into this class. -With Instructors Betsy Johnson, Tina Guerrero, & Christina Carvajal

Tehachapi 

Kawaiisu Language Classes 

• Tuesday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm   
• Learning Pod Class, 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9:30am – 1:00pm.
• Tehachapi MuseumGrand Oaks Ranch 21260 Schout Rd or Linda Vista Ranch 19342 Cherry Lane Tehachapi.

This class focuses on adults and youth NUWA language. Cultural knowledge, crafts, and activities are incorporated into this class. -With Instructors Jon Hammond,  Janice Williams and Fluent Speaker Luther Girado

Summer Youth Programs

Tubatulabal Summer Youth Services

• Monday through Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
• OVCDC TANF Office, Lake Isabella

This class runs during the summer and is for children ages 6 and up. Activities, singing, and storytelling. Learning through cultural experiences.

 

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