Crow Come Calling

Two Plains tribes now have a common project – language revitalization.  Eight members of the Crow Nation came to LSI from Montana for an introduction to their own new Level 1 textbook – which is modeled on the Lakota K-12 curriculum created by LLC.  LSI Lakota instructor Junior Garcia, of the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, coached the teachers in the Total Physical Response second-language methods that have proved so effective in Lakota classrooms.  Dr. John Boyle, Executive Director of the Apsáalooke Language Curriculum Project for the Crow, called the LLC teaching methods “cutting edge,” and said that the LLC system coordinating textbooks, dictionary and teaching methodology creates “an incredible backbone” for teaching Native American languages.