Wadatika Neme Yaduan Nobi – Burns Paiute Tribe

Grantee:  Burns Paiute Tribe
Location: Burns, Oregon
Award: 2020 Native Nation Partnerships and Community Artist Mentorship
Web Site: burnspaiute-nsn.gov

The Burns Paiute Tribe will collaborate with Elder Language Experts to provide one-on-one language and traditional cultural mentorship to their Wadatika Neme Yaduan Nobi (the Language House) language staff. The mentors will provide guidance as the Wadatika Neme Yaduan Nobi language staff develops and implements their language immersion classes and cultural activities for tribal youth and community members. Their collaborative work will result in the completion of twenty language immersion lessons, and will contribute to an overall and critical effort to produce more fluent language speakers amongst their tribal members.