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Chief Charles "Bootsie" Bullock

215 Chapel Green Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Price Jett

638 Kings Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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804-467-0897 

 

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Patricia Reedy

P.O. Box 7665

Fredericksburg, VA 22404
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Minnie Lightner

1416 Brent Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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540-842-0501 

 

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638 Kings Highway

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703-857-0519 

 

RECLAIMING OUR LANGUAGE

Wingapo, Chesk Chemay

Patawomeck Language Class 2021 - 2022

All classes will be virtual again this year out of an abundance of caution as a result of COVID-19.

All classes are free to members.

 

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Classes Available | Schedule | Graduation

 


 

Do you want to connect with your Patawomeck Heritage and discover how your ancestors communicated with each other?

 

Learning the language of our ancestors keeps it alive for future generations.

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Each class progressively increases the level of knowledge of the individual and focuses on communication and interaction. Select the class that fits your language needs.

Adult Conversational | Adult Intermediate | Young Adult | Children Circle

 


Adult Conversational Class

The Adult Conversational Language Class focuses on the basics of conversation without the technical aspects of the language. This class emphasizes the understanding of a regular mainstream of conversation on familiar topics and aims to build a solid foundation for beginners.

 

Class Title: Adult Conversational

Date / Time: Sunday* @ 3:30pm

First Class Date: October 17, 2021

Last Class Date: May 15, 2021

Graduation Date: May 22, 2021

Cost: FREE

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*This class is given on alternating Sundays with the Adult Intermediate Class. Please see the schedule for exact dates.

 

The class normally starts the third Sunday in October and ends in May. This class will be taught on Zoom by Garry Cooper. Class time is at 3:30pm on the dates indicated on the 2021-2022 Language Class Schedule. Log in information will be sent to all who sign up for classes.

 

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Adult Intermediate Class

The Adult Intermediate Language Class designed to improve upon an individual's understanding of the Patawomeck Langugage for a more in-depth knowledge of the language. Individuals at this level are expected to have some foundational knowledge of the Patawomeck Language. The following language areas are targeted: Learning phonics, nouns, and verbs. How our culture links to the language will also be explored.

 

Class Title: Adult Intermediate

Date / Time: Sunday* @ 3:00pm

First Class Date: October 17, 2021

Last Class Date: May 15, 2021

Graduation Date: May 22, 2021

Cost: FREE

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*This class is given on alternating Sundays with the Adult Conversational Class. Please see the schedule for exact dates.

 

The class normally starts the third Sunday in October and ends in May. This class will be taught on Zoom by Garry Cooper. Class time is at 3:00pm on the dates indicated on the 2021-2022 Language Class Schedule. Log in information will be sent to all who sign up for classes.

 

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Young Adult Language Class

The Young Adult Language Class focuses on young adults and presents the language in a way the young adults will understand and have a better chance at retaining the information. This is accomplished through age appropriate activities.

 

Class Title: Young Adult

Date / Time: Sunday @ 1:00pm

First Class Date: October 17, 2021

Last Class Date: May 15, 2021

Graduation Date: May 22, 2021

Cost: FREE

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The class will be taught on Zoom by Dave Moseley. Class times are at 1:00pm on the dates indicated on the 2021-2022 Language Class Schedule. Log in information will be sent to all who sign up for classes.

 

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Children Circle Class

The Children Circle Language Class is specifically tailored to preschool and early elementary children. Age appropriate activities like singing, movement, arts and crafts, and snacks are used to assist the children in understanding and using our language. This class is designed to be fun and engaging, to keep the language alive for our people today. Language is a huge component in preserving our culture and traditions, and it is never too early to start learning! This class will be focused on conversational Patawomeck, basic phrases, colors, numbers, naming objects, etc. NiNaMen Kir! See you there!

 

Class Title: Children Circle

Date / Time: Sunday @ 2:30pm

First Class Date: October 17, 2021

Last Class Date: May 15, 2021

Graduation Date: May 22, 2021

Cost: FREE

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The class will be taught on Google Classroom by Heather Gray. Class times are at 2:30pm on the dates indicated on the 2021-2022 Language Class Schedule. Log in information will be sent to all who sign up for classes.

 

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Check out the Language Class Flyer.

 

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Language Class Graduation Pictures

Select the link above to view the Language Class Graduation Pictures by year.

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