The Yuchi Language Project is dedicated to keeping alive the rich heritage of the Yuchi people by creating new young speakers through immersion methods with fluent Elders and children. As a sustainable language community, the Yuchi Language Project is working to restore the vitality of the Yuchi language where the fullness of the Yuchi worldview can thrive for future generations. An outdoor language curriculum based on the natural environment, heritage crops, traditional sports, and Yuchi circle of life provide a basis for the work of the Yuchi Language Project, as well as returning to traditional agriculture and raising Native heritage animals. As a testament of the success of the Yuchi Language Project, Yuchi children are once again speaking Yuchi as a first language for the first time in a century.
“When we speak our own language, we embody our Indigenous culture and worldview like our ancestors.”