Sat-Sun April 8-9, 9 am-5 pm

Hampton Inn – Chicago North Shore
5201 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL

Háu mitákuyepi, Chicago — the Lakota Language Weekend is heading your way!! Think of it as a crash course on the Lakota language and culture. Open to all, beginners welcome


• The Lakota kinship system
• How to introduce yourself
• How to greet your relatives
• Basic phrases for the world around you
• How to build basic sentences


Nacole Walker (Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta and Iháŋktuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta) is a Lakota speaker and instructor. She earned her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth in 2011, specializing in the Lakota language. She’s since returned home to Standing Rock and currently completing her Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Elliot Bannister is a linguist with The Language Conservancy, which works on Native American language revitalization across the USA. Elliot is originally from Northampton, UK and has been learning the Lakota language since age 15.

COST: $20 a day

TO REGISTER (students must register in advance)

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LAKOTA LANGUAGE CONSORTIUM is a non-profit organization of linguists, Native American leaders and volunteers working to revitalize the Lakota Language.