The Hoocak Waaziija Haci Language Division is committed to the preservation of Hoocak traditions and the continuation of the functionality of the Hoocak Language. The Language Apprentice Program (LAP) is a vehicle that will be used to assist in this effort. It is the mission of the LAP to move the Language Apprentices toward its goal of creating new teachers of the language, the language learning process will be supported by providing safe learning environments as well as efficient modes of instruction. Instruction will be distinctively adapted to the learner by using materials and methods that are relevant to the learners. This method of teaching the language contrasts the more traditional, dated methods of teaching language that were formerly used and focuses on a more modern approach to teaching and measuring language acquisition. The program seeks to expand the functionality of the language into everyday life, foster the spirit of the language the Creator has given to us, cultivate lifelong learning and to enable learners to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their teaching goals, improve the productivity of the Language Division and provide leadership and service to the Hocak Nation.
It is our belief that the Hoocak Language is a “Living Language”, ever evolving and progressing through today and toward the future generations. Our program will change the way the Hoocak language is acquired, measured and taught. As we move toward our goal of creating new teachers of the language, we will support language learning by providing and following a quality program in optimal learning environments.