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been active in the struggle to preserve Native American
cultures since 1992, and Speak Cherokee Level 1 is
the fastest and easiest
way to learn the Cherokee language that I’ve ever seen.”
Donald Panther-Yates, Santa Fe, NM
author of numerous books in Native American studies and
Have You Ever Said This?
study and speak and teach the Cherokee language IF ONLY...
someone was teaching in my area
it didn't conflict with my work schedule
I had more time
I could actually hear the language spoken."
face it, learning Cherokee or any other indigenous language is not
easy, especially if you are some distance from a community where
it's still spoken.
First you have to find someone who can and will teach it. Then you
have to rearrange your schedule to make the classes. Then you have
to persevere through the discouragement.
Cherokee Level 1 is a complete password-protected membership web
site with graded lessons in the Cherokee language.
survival of our distinct language is CRUCIAL to the survival of our
identity as a distinct people
Cherokee is absolutely wonderful! This course has cleared up
all of the obstacles that I had encountered in learning
Cherokee. The instructions are clear and specific. As well, the
course is easy to read and to follow along. The audios are
extremely clear and precise with pronunciations to include
various speed levels to help with the pronunciation."
Joyce Rheal, Murphysboro, IL
EVERY MONTH, TWO INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES GO EXTINCT.
Don't let Cherokee become one of them - it's up to you!
In my own
lifetime, the number of fluent Cherokee speakers has dropped by half. If
you are of Cherokee ancestry, you have an obligation to preserve the
language. If you are NOT of Cherokee ancestry, we salute your for taking
up the challenge.
a ridiculous number of hours over the past twelve years learning and
teaching the Cherokee language, reviewing and often buying every
teaching resource I could find, traveling to Oklahoma and North
Carolina. And I've spent a ridiculous amount of money I can't afford
putting this program together. But once a teacher, always a teacher, and
if this Speak Cherokee Level 1 program persuades just seven
people to learn the language well enough to teach, it will be time and
money well spent.
I've never experienced an online language lesson that flowed so
smoothly. It's amazingly easy to navigate. Being able to
play your voice sample repeatedly is so convenient and yet
critical to learning. (Beware of women falling in love with your
voice and stalking you!) It really is the next best thing to
being in your class” Jannette Parent ,
Cherokee site is great and very well explained!! You are
very helpful with even us 'slow' folks. The enunciation of the
words is great!! The sound is so clear. It is very easy to go
back and listen to the sound over and over again. Having a great
time exploring it!" Pat
Bennett, Salem, KY
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Audio Narration! - I'm longer section of text are narrated -
great for the sight-impaired, or if you just want to rest your eyes!
You Set The Schedule! Study
when it's convenient for you!
Learn at Home, Office, even Library!
No travel necessary!
all of the words and phrases spoken!
Complete your assignments and return them online for correction!
Interact with a language instructor, not just a web site "lecture."
Interact with other Cherokee-speakers and Cherokee-writers!
payment is processed, you'll be e-mailled the access address, user name,
I can't say
this often enough: We are the LAST GENERATION who can save the language
In the late
1990's the traditional Elders decided to throw open the doors to our
scattered people, many of whom had been kept at arm's length.
There is a
prophecy that states that once this happened, the within one generation
the Cherokee people would either regain everything that had been lost,
or lose what little remained.
have time to waste. We need a new generation of Cherokee SPEAKERS, and a
new generation of Cherokee TEACHERS, and we need them
Only $20 Per Month?
Sure, we could charge much more for this unique
program. But we're committed to keeping it affordable.
Cherokee to name the most evil man in American history, and the
hands-down favorite will be Andrew Jackson, who introduced the
Indian Removal Act. Jackson's face is on the $20 bill. It's fitting that
the image of Jackson, whose actions almost destroyed the Cherokee
culture, should now be used to finance its restoration. The price will
never go up!
One month subscription
with seven day free trial.
Six month subscription
with seven day free trial.
- Save $20
Full year subscription
with seven day free trial
- Save $40
REDEEM Andrew Jackson!
month, let one of those despicable pictures of 'Old Mad
Jackson' in your wallet do something to repair the
damage that Andy and his cronies did so many years ago.
That's right, it's time Andrew Jackson did something
positive to restore the cultural
patrimony of the Ani-Yvwiya.
About The Author:
efforts to promote the use of Native American languages,
Brian Wilkes has organized classes in the Cherokee
language since 1995. Those efforts were profiled by the
New York Times, Gannett papers, Paducah Sun
and other news outlets, finally coming to the attention of
Kentucky officials when it was realized he was the only
instructor of any Native American language in the
state, which, ironically, has a Cherokee name! In
2006, he received Kentucky's highest honor, the title of
Colonel, by order of the governor and state assembly.
His efforts have also been honored by officials and elders
of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Anishanabe, Quecha, and Shuar