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Paiute Language Class

The Paiute Language Class is an interactive Cultural Program brought to the Lyon County School District to engage in the students about the Paiute Numu Language and Culture of the Northern Paiute Tribes of Nevada. This class will cover a broad range of Vocabulary of the Paiute Language but also engage in Cultural Activities of the Northern Paiute Tribes of Nevada that would include (Cultural Field Trips, Traditional Games, Cultural Activities, etc). Students will learn to write, read and speak the Northern Paiute Language. In learning the Northern Paiute Language, the students will learn and be able to become teachers in their own tribal communities as the language is near extinction. Through the language students will learn the traditional stories, songs, animals, plants for food and medical purposes and materials made from surrounding environment. Students will learn the past history to present through living language of the Northern Paiute. Instructor is Esha Hoferer.  Offered at YIS & YHS.  Must register for class with school advisors/counselors each semester.

Cost and Eligibility 

Location: Yerington Intermediate School & Yerington High School 

Class Amount: $2,000

Eligible Students: 5th-12th Grade Unlimited

Contact: Esha Hoferer 


ACE program is for all 5th-12th grade Native American students enrolled in Yerington Intermediate or Yerington High School. Amounts listed are the value of the program per student.  Students Do NOT pay, ACE will pay all providers.  Students must choose services on website.


We are open and searching for more providers of any type of service that would be beneficial to our students’ education.  If you have recommendations or know of any please let us know.

YPT Educational Director,    775-783-0275 ext. 330

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