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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. 

5th/6th Grade Language Class - 12:05-1:05pm (Monday - Thursday) No Class on Fridays

7th/8th Grade Language Class - 1:10-2:10pm (Monday - Thursday) No Class on Fridays


Yerington High School Class - A-Block Schedule - 1st Period - 7:50am-9:20am 

(Class determined by Block Schedule of the Week) MWF or Tu/Thurs


Paiute Language Class 

Instructor: Esha Hoferer 


Location: Yerington Intermediate School & Yerington High School 

Dates: TBD by School 

Paiute Language Syllabus