SSC to Host Osage Language Workshop

Seminole State College will host an Osage language workshop every Wednesday from March 29 to April 19. Sessions will take place in room 104 of the Boren Library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Braxton Redeagle, the Director of the Osage Nation language department, will lead the workshop. He previously taught Osage I and Osage II for a world language credit in Skiatook and Hominy High Schools as a certified teacher.

He grew up in Pawhuska and is a member of the Waxakolin committee for the Inlonshka dances. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he was an active member of the Society of Native American Gentlemen and various other organizations that promote academics, health, culture and fellowship for students.

“The history, culture, and worldview captured by the language are unique in many respects, which leads to unique stories, expressions and terminology,” Redeagle said. “However, the language follows common linguistic principles and has features seen in languages all over the world, including multiple cognate languages that are mutually intelligible to various degrees.”

The workshop is made possible through a partnership between SSC’s Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program, SSC’s Business and Industry department and the Osage Nation.

To sign up for the workshop, visit and select Community and On-Demand Courses from the Academics tab. For more information contact NASNTI Engagement Specialist Kay Wallace at or 405-382-9646.