Training and Technical Assistance Director, Indigenous Language
Cree Whelshula (Coeur d’Alene Tribe) is Sister Sky INC’s in-house expert on Native Language. Cree serves as the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Director for the Native Language Community Coordination (NLCC) Center. www.ananlcc.org Cree builds relationships with grantees, community members, and others interested in Native languages. She focuses her work in language revitalization and works to identify best practices for language knowledge transfer that effects change in fluency levels in different communities. She provides TTA through several modes such as email, phone, or in-person technical assistance and virtual or on-site training. She is a subject matter expert on native language revitalization efforts, second language acquisition, and best teaching practices. Cree utilizes her diverse experience in mentor- apprentice, immersion, early childhood development, and administrative partnerships to support the needs and improve the outcomes of indigenous language revitalization programs across the nation. Cree earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Salish Kootenai College in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies- Anthropology, Linguistics, and Economics from Eastern Washington University in 2011.