Taŋyáŋ yahí. Čhaŋtéwašteya napéčhiyazepi. — Welcome. We are happy to greet you.
We are glad you found us, and we are excited that you are part of the Lakȟótiyapi – learning movement. Lakȟótiyapi is critical for strengthening Lakȟóta community connections. Reawakening Lakȟótiyapi relies on you learning the language and passing it down to young people.
As a new language learner, you will find an abundance of resources to help you learn in various ways. Since 2004 Lakota Language Consortium has been a trusted partner for learners by providing self and group study materials alongside live/virtual events.
This page was created as a guide to help you navigate the resources and identify your preferred learning method. Before you get started, think back to the last time you learned something completely new;
- Did you enjoy working on your own, or did the accountability and support of a community help you the most?
- Was it helpful to have all the materials at your fingertips? Or do you prefer to learn a little at a time with others?
- Have you connected with a book you can read at home, or do you absorb information through conversations?
Tailor your journey to find the Lakota learning path that best suits your needs. To meet our mission of adding more Lakota language learners, we need folks like you to invest and dedicate the time to learn. The comprehensive and sequenced language materials will help you along the way.
We look forward to supporting you on your language-learning journey as you find out what learning path best suits you!