Language and Culture
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Language Program serves as the keeper of our languages by providing everyone the opportunity to experience and embrace a part of being Tsistsistas and Hinono’ei. As we recognize the importance of the Cheyenne and Arapaho languages, our goal is to continue working toward the revitalization and preservation of both languages.
The Language Program offers language classes throughout our communities, including teaching languages as part of our Head Start and Child Care Programs. The program also offers a Master Apprentice Project dedicated to producing three functionally fluent speakers of the Arapaho language and three functionally fluent speakers of the Cheyenne language.
In addition to our educational programs, our staff also works to connect with our tribal elders to help preserve, maintain and revitalize the language, while encouraging our adult tribal members and teaching our children the significance of speaking the language of our ancestors. Our obligation as Tsistsistas and Hinono’ei people is to care for our language, learn it, speak it and teach it to generations to come.
To request a Cheyenne and Arapaho Language Book and CD, download and complete the form below and return it to the Language Program office.
Tribal Historic Preservation Office
The Tribal Historic Preservation Office helps the people of our tribe’s historic occurrences, in all aspects within our Culture and History. We welcome input, stories, oral history and personal encounters with significant sites within our native territories.