Register Now for the 2018 Lakota Language Summer Institute

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

Haŋwí Wówapi Kiŋ Lakȟól Wičhóȟ’aŋ A Traditional Lakota Calendar By Dakota Wind

Bismarck, ND (TFS) – The New Year begins in spring when life returns, and lasts from spring to spring. A year is called Waníyetu (A Winter), because winter is the longest season on Makȟóčhe Wašté (“The Beautiful Country;” the Great Plains, and North America by extension). Continue reading

Learning to Speak Lushootseed: Objects

Lushootseed is a member of the Salish language family, whose approximately twenty surviving languages are spoken from northern Oregon to central British Columbia, and from the Pacific coast eastward into Montana and along the British Columbia-Alberta border. Learn to speak Lushootseed! Continue reading