- Lakota Summer Institute attendee
"I loved the experience and plan to return next summer. The teachers I had in my learning group were warm, engaging and professional. Students were made to feel comfortable and competent, yet we were challenged to learn. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks to all who contributed."
New Lakota Dictionary
The ultimate electronic Lakota learning and reference tool.
The complete set of Lakota textbooks for your language learning journey
Lakota Picture Books
Enrich your Lakota learning experience with our diverse collection of stories and activity books
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.
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.