Victoria Carlson

Program Coordinator


  Barbara McQuillen
Lead Language Teacher

  Brittany Vigil-Burbank
Language Specialist


Erika Peters
Administrative Assistant


Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548


Come in!

The Mission of the Language Program

Our mission is to implement a program designed to restore the Yurok Language

to the status of a living, flourishing language with speakers of all levels.

Yurok Language Community Class Schedule


Weitchpec Tribal Office

Klamath Tribal Office
(beginning Jan. 31, 2018)
Eureka Tribal Office
(Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 2018)

Session 1 3:30-4:15

Session 2 4:15-5:00

Language Program Announcements

December 2018
Yurok Language Program Welcomes New Scholarship Recipient
Ty'ithreeha Allen

March 2017

Kee Laa-yo-lue-mehl Scholarship recipients have been selected!

Yurok Language Teachers with our 10 Kee Laa-yo-lue-mehl Scholarship Teacher Candidates at the March Grammar Workshop in Weych-pues.

(Front Row L to R: James Gensaw, Brittany Vigil-Burbank, Kay Inong, Carole Lewis, Barbara McQuillen. 2nd row: Roberta Chavez, Nikolai Valentine, Seafha Ramos, Annelia Hillman, Chelsea Reed, Victoria and Makena Calson. Top Row: Skip Lowry, Curtis Kane, Nicole Peters, Erika Peters, and Bessie Shorty.)

Interested in being a
Teacher Candidate?

Kee Laa-yo-lue-mehl (They will teach) Scholarship Application (click to download PDF)


Yurok Language Project


Yurok Teacher Institute

Phrases of the Month

Class Projects

Health continium/modified kirkeby

Berkeley Language Site


Yurok Language Audio

Yurok Dictionary

Other Resources

Full Version of New Alphabet

     New Yurok Alphabet

Georgiana Trull's Conversation Book


UC Berkeley - Yurok Language Project

The Yurok Language Project combines fieldwork with Yurok elders (recording texts, words, and grammatical information) and philological analysis of earlier fieldnotes and recordings. We bring new and older work on Yurok together into a single digital archive, incorporating material from as early as 1850 to the present day.

[AC]quisition [O]f [R]estored [N]ative [S]peech (ACORNS)

The purpose of this website is to support language revitalization efforts of Native American tribes. The Acorn is sacred to the tribes of Northern California and Southern Oregon. The name ACORNS is in honor of these tribes who helped spawn this effort. ACORNS is open source and can be freely used for non-commercial purposes. Acorns software works on all computer platforms.

Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival

The Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival is an organization devoted to implementing and supporting the revitalization of indigenous California languages. Its mission is to assist California Indians in language maintenance and renewal. The Advocates mission is to make their efforts successful. It is the dream of the Advocates that California Indian languages will once again be spoken in native communities.