Renowned Kiowa Tribal member to teach language course at Bacone College

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – MARCH 1, 2020 – Bacone College is pleased to announce that Kiowa Tribal Historian Phil “Joe Fish” Dupoint will be offering an 8-week course in the Kiowa language online through Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma,  beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.  

The course will be open to current students for college credit or as a stand-alone course for new students who are interested in learning the Kiowa Tribe’s language.

Dupoint is a Kiowa Tribal member who is much valued for his commitment to the preservation of American Indian cultural traditions through song, dance, stories, and ceremonies. He is known as a spiritual and cultural leader with the Kiowa Gourd Clan and the Native American Church.

Bacone is honored to have Dupoint teach language, culture, and history and will the college will also be conferring an Honorary Doctorate upon Dupoint at the school’s May 2 commencement.

New students should contact Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Admissions/Recruitment Kaila Harjo at [email protected] to enroll.  

Current students should contact their academic advisor to enroll in the course. The course is open to all who wish to learn the Kiowa language.

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Bacone College President Dr. Ferlin Clark, left, Tribal Liaison Aaron Adson, Chief Financial Officer Jerome Steele, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Dr. Nicole Been recently met with Phil “Joe Fish” Dupoint, front, to arrange a special course in the Kiowa language to be taught online by Dupoint.