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Mount Putnam
Caroline Teton Racehorse and Louida Unger Tribal Elders of the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Photograph by Cleve Davis

Language and Culture
Preservation Program (LCCP)

The long-range goals of the Language and Culture Preservation Program (LCCP) focus around preserving the Indigenous languages and cultures. The Tribes' long-term goals and priorities include the following:

  • To document, preserve, and revitalize Indigenous languages and culture;

  • Actively involve Tribal elders in Indigenous language and culture preservation activities to ensure accuracy, appropriateness, and cultural sensitivity;

  • Work closely with local schools, parents/guardians, and community members to develop effective Indigenous languages and culture learning curriculums, resources,and training;

  • Seek out and encourage Tribal youth and community members to know and appreciate Indigenous languages and culture;

  • And, to develop and establish archives and repositories for linguistic and cultural resources.

Talking Circle Bannock Language Class

Come learn one Idaho’s most endangered languages by listening to tribal elders speak every Monday* at 5:30-8:00 pm in the Learning Lab in the Human Resource Development Center (HRDC). Class is followed by a potluck dinner.

Beginning Shoshone Language Class

Come learn “Newe daigwape” from trained Fort Hall Shoshone language instructors every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:00 pm in Learning Lab of the HRDC.

“Duku deka rock art of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River”.
Photograph by Cleve Davis

Noon Shoshone Linguistics Class

This class is for those who don’t have time after work to learn the Shoshone language and who want to be able to read and write Shoshone. Class is instructed by Cleve Davis an Idaho State University linguistic student and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Member. During this class we analyze the various dialects of Fort Hall Shoshone speakers. Class occurs every Friday from Noon-1:00 pm.

***Normal hours of operation excluding Tribal holiday’s and unexpected events. ***
PO BOX 306 Pima Dr.| Fort Hall, Idaho 83203 | Phone:208-478-3709

Copyright ©2009 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. All rights reserved
Copyright ©2009 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. All rights reserved