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. KC-1

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

Kitanemuk Language Class

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 5:00pm- 8:00pm, starting September 1st
  • 1731 Hasti Acres Dr., Bakersfield

This class focuses on beginning Kitanemuk language. Immersion setting and game activities are incorporated into this class. – with Linguist Carly Tex KC-2 Pakanapul Language in Family Lit ECE Class

  • Every other Tuesday 9:00am-11:00am Starting September 1st
  •  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 Instructors Betsy Johnson, Sherry Click, & Virgie Russell KC-3 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. KC-4

Lake Isabella

Pakanapul Language and Cultural Class

  • Wednesday’s 4:00pm-7:00pm 10021 California Hwy 178, Weldon

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language through afterschool educational services.  -With Instructors Sherry Click & Bertha Eller KC-6   Tubatulabal Family Language Class

  • Thursday’s 5:00-7:00pm 12600 Mt. Mesa Rd, Mt. Mesa

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 KC-8 Tubatulabal Youth Language Class

  • Tuesday 3:00pm- 5:00pm 12600 Mt. Mesa Rd, Mt. Mesa

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language. Traditional stories, songs, and games are incorporated into this class. -With Instructors Betsy Johnson, Tina Guerrero, & Christina Carvajal KC-9

Ridgecrest

Pakanapul Language Class

  • Every other Tuesday’s 2:30pm-4:30pm 722 N. Norma St. #C, Ridgecrest

This class focuses on beginning Pahkaanil language. Cultural crafts and activities are incorporated into this class. -With Instructors Virgie Russell & Bertha Eller KC-11

Tehachapi

Kawaiisu Language Classes Grand Oaks Ranch 21260 Schout Rd or Linda Vista Ranch 19342 Cherry Lane Tehachapi.KC-12

This class focuses on Advanced, Intermediate, and Youth NUWA language. Cultural knowledge, crafts and activities are incorporated into this class.

  • Mon             11:00am-2:00pm            Advanced Class
  • Monday                    4:00pm-6:00pm             Youth Class
  • Tuesday                    4:00pm-7:00pm             Intermediated Class
  • Friday                        5:00pm-8:00pm            Friday Night Study

-With Instructors Jon Hammond & Janice Williams

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