Lakota Language Consortium Events

Lakota Language Consortium Events

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LLC hosts and participates in a variety of Live / Virtual language events designed to offer a deep dive into the Lakota language. Events range from weekends to multi-week  events. Many events are hosted in conjunction with colleges, local language programs, and more.

Language events offer beginner, intermediate and advanced students time and space to practice essential skills with other language learners at their level.

Speaking with other learners will allow you to make significant progress in your Lakota language journey. Lakota Summer Institute and Virtual Language Weekends are a unique opportunity to meet other learners and explore conversational topics. Learn how you can find an online class or a local event to expand your Lakota language experience.

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Lakota Language Weekends

Lakota Language Weekends are designed to provide a deep dive into the Lakota language. These two-day courses offer beginner, intermediate and advanced students time and space to practice essential skills with other language learners at their level.

Events are held on Saturday and Sunday and are taught by experienced instructors using best-practice Lakota methods to engage students in the  language.

In 2020 we added a series of virtual events, which helped us understand how many folks we can reach online. Click here to see the highlights.

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Lakota Summer Institutes

There are two annual Lakota language weekend events called Lakota Summer Institute (LSI). Since 2007, over 250 teachers from more than eight reservations and ten states have participated in these 1 to 3-week-long classes cover second language pedagogy and Lakota linguistics.

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.

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Lakota Summer Institutes

There are two annual Lakota language weekend events called Lakota Summer Institute (LSI). Since 2007, over 250 teachers from more than eight reservations and ten states have participated in these 1 to 3-week-long classes cover second language pedagogy and Lakota linguistics.

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.