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.
Now in its eight year, the LSI has grown from eighteen educators in its first year to over one hundred participates in the past couple years.
Registration for the 2015 Lakȟótiyapi Summer Institute in now open. Go to http://www.laksummerinst.com/ for more information and to register.