Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on Historic Durbin Feeling Language Center
May 20, 2021
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - In the largest language investment in Cherokee Nation history, the Council of the Cherokee Nation approved legislation introduced by Chief Hoskin and Deputy Chief Warner to provide a $16 million investment in 2019 to construct the Durbin Feeling Language Center.
On Wednesday, ground was broken for the new 50,000-square-foot facility that will house all of the tribe's language programs under one roof for the first time.
The new language center is named in honor of the late Durbin Feeling, Cherokee Nation's single-largest contributor to the Cherokee language since Sequoyah.