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ADA, Okla. – East Central University’s Native American Studies program will be presenting two Indigenous Language Revitalization Workshops on campus on Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 in Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, room 158.

The event is free and open to the public. Food will be provided.

“Come and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with ECU and learn about the Chickasaw and Potawatomi languages,” states Dr. Scott Ketchum, Director of Native American Studies. “This is an opportunity to learn about the amazing work being done locally to preserve language and culture. The Indigenous Language Workshops are a great way to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and to honor the past, present, and future of Oklahoma’s Native American communities.”

A Chickasaw language session will be held Monday, Nov. 6 and a Potawatomi session will be held on Monday, Nov. 13. Both at 6 p.m.

“Chickasaw language course instructor Brandon White Eagle and Potawatomi language course instructor Robert Collins will be joined by co-instructors and cultural experts to present an introduction and discuss important connections of language to areas like culture and food,” said Ketchum.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Native American – Serving Nontribal Institution (NASNTI REACHE) program.

For more information on the event or the Native American Studies program, email Dr. Ketchum at For more information on the NASNTI REACHE program, email Director Steven Martin at

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