Lakota Language Events

Immersive Language Learning

Speaking with other learners will allow you to make significant progress in your Lakota language journey. In-person and virtual events are a unique opportunity to meet other learners and explore conversational topics.

Lakota Summer Institute

Lakota Summer Institutes (LSI) allow Lakota people and those passionate about the language to come together to learn Lakȟótiyapi. It’s incredible to gather groups from across Lakota Country for a common purpose. Participants reconnect with peers, mentors, and friends from past Institutes, creating an ideal Lakota learning community – bound together their investment in reawakening the Lakota language during this multi-week series of events held since 2007.

LSI 2023 is coming
to Rapid City, SD June 5 – 16, 2023!

Lakota Language Weekend

Lakota Language Weekends are designed to provide a deep dive into the Lakota language. These two-day courses offer teaching on a variety of levels. More importantly they provide time and space to use essential skills with other language learners. Events are taught by experienced instructors using best-practice Lakota methods to engage students in the language.

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