The Osage Nation Language Department is recognizing participants who attend the weekly “Lunch with Language” course offered to the public this year.
The Lunch with Language course targets students, especially government employees, who may not be able to attend weeknight language courses when they are typically held during fall and spring sessions. This session’s courses were held Tuesdays during the noon lunch hour.
The Lunch with Language course is now in its second year.
Rebekah HorseChief teaches the Lunch with Language course at the department’s main office in Pawhuska. HorseChief is a former full-time Language Department instructor who is now office manager for the ON Education Department.
HorseChief, who started teaching the noon class last year, said the course introduces students to the Osage orthography and they learn basic sentences in the Osage language.
The Language Department offers classes at its classroom sites in Pawhuska, Hominy, Fairfax and Edmond as well as through other outreach programs. Contact the Language Department for more information at (918) 287-5505 or see its Web site at www.osagetribe.com/language.