Lakota Summer Institute 2015

In 2007, Sitting Bull College, located in Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, opened its doors to the Lakȟótiyapi Summer Institute (LSI). LSI was created in a joint partnership between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull College and the Lakota Language Consortium as an opportunity to bring together Lakota/Dakota teachers, speakers and learners. Continue reading

Speaking Lakota: Where are you from? Nitúktetaƞhaƞ he?

LRInspire presents: learning to speak Lakota Where are you from? Nitúktetaƞhaƞ he?

When meeting someone for the first time one of the first questions always asked is, “Where are you from?” Non-Native peoples often interpret this as meaning where do you live, but the question is really asking about ones tribal affiliation. Continue reading

Occupying Ft. Lawton: 45th Anniversary Celebration of Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

We, the Native Americans, reclaim the land known as Ft. Lawton in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery. We feel that this land of Ft. Lawton is more suitable to pursue an Indian way of life, as determined by our own standards. By this we mean — this place does not resemble most Indian reservations. It has potential for modern facilities, adequate sanitation facilities, health care facilities, fresh running water, educational facilities, and transportation facilities.” ~Bob Satiacum (Puyallup) Continue reading