Potawatomi Language Instruction

Two types of Formats:



Are structured for those who are seeking language credits for High School or College/University.  We are willing to work with your institution for reporting requirements.  We WILL report attendance and grades.  Each section is 12 weeks long.  Sept - Nov, Jan - Mar, and May - July.


Materials:  Each level has a manual, which can be purchased through for $25 for print or $18.99 on Kindle.  


We can use the platform of your choosing (FaceTime, Skype, FaceBook Messenger, etc).  


COST:  For high school credit, the cost of materials will suffice.  For College/University credit, it depends on your institution, how many credit hours you are trying to obtain, and what reporting requirements we will need to meet.  This is all negotiable.


Curriculum:  We currently have 4 levels of online classes that we offer, which would all be considered 100 level college courses.  To obtain further credits, an inquiry into Apprenticeship should be made.



Experience has taught us that independent seekers of language, the self-starters, the self-funders, the hungry ones, are more likely to succeed in becoming semi-fluent in this language.  


Independent studies will be done by contract.  You may wish to contact your band, school, or other grant funding agencies to obtain financial assistance.  We can provide paperwork if necessary.

Rates are $25-$50/hour for time with Heritage Fluent Speaker Donald Perrot, depending on the level of instruction.  


Materials needed may be purchased on  We also recommend that you contact your band’s language department to learn about other language resources available to you.


Online Platform will be of your choosing, FaceTime, FaceBook Messenger, Skype can all be used.  If you have funding to travel and wish to set up several days/weeks of immersion style teaching, a rate can be negotiated.  Please send an inquiry if you are interested.