The Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce a transition in leadership on its 20th anniversary. We welcome Alex FireThunder as Executive Director and Tipiziwin Tolman as the Board Chair. Ben Black Bear Jr. will continue to serve as the Board Vice Chair. LLC’s mission is to create innovative educational resources and opportunities to learn and use the Lakota language.

This monumental change puts Lakota leadership at the forefront and honors vision of it’s founders read more about this transition here.

Taŋyáŋ Yahí!

Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) is a nonprofit organization made up of community leaders, linguists, educators, and volunteers. Our mission is to support the revitalization and preservation of Lakȟótiyapi by working to increase the total number of new speakers. We focus on developing language learning materials, training teachers, and promoting a vibrant and positive language community.

Since 2004,  these materials have assisted over 20,000 students across more than 60 school systems in the region and have contributed to healthy language-learning communities. Our teacher training programs have helped expand community capacity for advanced instruction in the language – utilizing effective methods and integrating contextual learning and grammar.

Overall, our goal is to support the language learning community with the materials, resources, and the events needed to speak and utilize the Lakota language in everyday life.

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Language is Healing – Iyápi kiŋ Phežúta Yeló

The Lakota Language Consortium works to increase the number of Lakota speakers by providing innovative educational materials, learning opportunities, and promoting a positive version of a Lakota language future.

We hope you find the resources and information beneficial as you learn the Lakota language. There are materials and tools available to guide you at any stage of the journey. Start with our introduction page to see what is available.

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