Breakthrough app to allow for online learning of Lakota

While online apps for language learners are not new, the ability to learn Indigenous languages from North America is.

The Lakota Language Consortium and its sister organization, The Language Conservancy, are proud to announce the release of an online learning platform for the Lakota language called Owóksape. Continue reading

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison. Continue reading

Native food sovereignty took center stage this summer for Cheyenne River Youth Program

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Continue reading