Campers taught Mvskoke language terms associated with everyday life
HULBERT, Oklahoma — The Mvskoke Language Program held it’s summer immersion camp June 4-8 at Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert.
Camp participants learned how to pray before each meal, basic greetings and how to introduce themselves.
This year’s camp theme focused on ‘nettv omvlkv liketv’ or everyday living.
“We went over things like washing clothes, table settings, washing dishes, morning routine, what you do getting ready in the morning,” Mvskoke language instructor Gracine Hicks said.
There were demonstrations throughout the week of the camp including hymn singing presented by Rock Spring Baptist Church and a presentation from Duck Creek Ceremonial Grounds.
“A lot of students we have may not have seen a stompdance so we want them to get exposed to everything,” Hicks said.
Participants had lessons in beadwork, using the Mvskoke language to identify the colors used in their artwork.
They also practiced singing two Mvskoke hymns, which were set to be performed at the end of the camp.