Owóksape, which translates to “learning place” in Lakota, is an online language learning portal devoted entirely to the Lakȟótiyapi. The first of its kind, Owóksape provides Lakota speaking and learning communities with an innovative and cutting-edge tool for learning+. Developed in 2019, Owóksape was envisioned as a way for all interested Lakota learners to learn the language and as an important supplement to conventional language education. Based on leading online language learning practices, Owóksape is a fun way to learn anywhere .
Owóksape provides individualized lesson based on learners’ choices and progress; interactive learning units that incorporate reading, writing, and eventually speaking systems; and standard achievement tracking, gamification, and rewards. Owóksape not only helps individual users improve their language skills, it brings the language to life in daily lessons, and builds community language capacity.