Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

Meskwaki Settlement School

Success for All…Working Together

Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.

• March 29: Middle school track pictures immediately after school

Meskwaki Language Program

Oa!

On behalf of the Meskwaki Language Team, welcome!

The Meskwaki Language is gift from the Creator of Meskwaki, and is spoken by Meskwaki people. The Meskwaki Settlement School has a moral obligation to provide all Meskwaki Children with the skills necessary to become productive members of society, and of these skills, literacy and fluency in the Meskwaki language is among the most important.

The Meskwaki Settlement School currently educates children through limited language instruction, but is working diligently to strive towards becoming a full Meskwaki language immersion school. Although we are far from our goal at this time the Meskwaki Language Team continues to improve and develop strategies that are improving the quality of our Meskwaki Settlement School language programs. With their continuing efforts, we will reach our vision of producing 2nd language speakers and teachers for the next generations.

“Kawakia”

Steadman Brown

Meskwaki Language Program Coordinator

Meskwaki Early Childhood & Pre-K Language Immersion Program

The Meskwaki Early Childhood & Pre-K language immersion program is a 2 year language nest program, meaning the teaching and interaction is conducted entirely in the Meskwaki language. We believe by teaching the children at an early age and immersing the children in the language all day within a classroom setting will play a vital role in the child’s language learning process. As studies have shown, children progress at a rapid pace in learning languages at an earlier age then they would if they were older.

Along with the full immersion classrooms, we also help children develop the necessary skills needed for school readiness. That is why the Meskwaki Settlement School views this as an opportunity to prepare our children to become life-long, independent learners and as an opportunity to get a head start on producing our future language speakers, thus preserving our given language, Meskwaki.

Meskwaki Language Resources

Laurie Lasley-Santos

Resource Developer

Meskwaki Language App

Ogoki Learning Systems

Meskwaki Atowewenwi (Meskwaki Language) iBook Series

The Meskwaki Atowewenwi iBook Series is a language acquisition resource created by the Meskwaki Language Department. All Meskwaki terms are supported with images and audio clips of recorded Meskwaki speakers. (iTunes account required)

Animals

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

Birds & Insects

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

Children’s Playthings, School & Office

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

Clothing & Personal Hygiene

Meskwaki Atowewenwi

Meskwaki Language Department

Colors

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

House, Kitchen & Tools

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

Natural Elements & Weather

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

Natural & Man-made Features

Meskwaki Atowewenwi
Meskwaki Language Department

End Of The School Day Song

Ekidi kekekimasowane Inoke

I have finished being taught today

nekettidite enagawani, nikanetiki

I feel happy as I go home, my friends

End of the School Day

by Wayne & Martel Pushetonequa

Meskwaki Language Program Staff

Elementary

Language Program Teachers
Early Childhood Immersion

Jamie Kapyaou

Pre-kindergarten

Diahann Wanatee

Gina Kapayou

Carolyn Joy

John Roberts

Kindergarten-Grade 1

Vicki Bear

Amber Scabbyrobe

Grades 2-3

Jill Davenport

Grades 4-6

Wanda Lasley

Rose Wanatee

Language Program Associates
Early Childhood Immersion

Orielle Kapayou

Pre-kindergarten

Dia Keahna

Grades 2-3

Clinton Bear

Jaden Davenport

Grades 4-6

Winona Kapayou

Zane Oldbear (unassigned)

Middle School/High School

Language Program Teachers
Language Program Associates

Sophilia Keahna

Daniel Keahna

Zane Oldbear (unassigned)

UNITY

UNITY

UNITY is a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth.

UNITY

UNITY Creed

Terra Rouge UNITY Resolution

Sponsors

Steadman Brown

Yvondra Buffalo

Stephanie Vest

UNITY Network Creed

As a member of the UNITY Network, I…

...accept spirituality as an important foundation for a healthy, balanced lifestyle;

...recognize that pride in my culture and preservation of my heritage give me strength and dignity;

...will be honest, understanding and respectful of the diversity and uniqueness of self, others and our environment;

...know the importance of refraining from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and drugs to maintain physical and mental well-being

in order to be a positive role model for present and future generations, and finally

...make a personal commitment to strive toward reaching my full potential.

Terra Rouge UNITY Creed

I…

...will keep education a priority.

...represent our school and tribe with pride, honor and dignity.

...will present myself to community and public with pride, honor and dignity.

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