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Remembering Leonard Little Finger Lakȟóta wičháša waŋ okínihaŋ čha iȟpéya uŋkíyayape ló. Wičháša kiŋ Leonard Little Finger ečíyapi. Líla theȟíyakel oíyokišiče ló. Líla iyóuŋkšičapi. We honor the memory of Leonard Little Finger, esteemed Lakota elder and one of our founding board membe
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Lakota Language Weekend – April 8-9, Chicago

                  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
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New Lakota Dictionary App for iphone and Android!

THE NEW LAKOTA DICTIONARY (NLD) MOBILE APP! A TALKING DICTIONARY IN YOUR POCKET! Works offline — no cell phone service needed! • 26,000 entries • 40,000 example sentences • Male and Female voices for audio • Search-and-translate function • Consistent phonemic spelling – Standard Lakot
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Holiday Pre-Order Now…

The New Lakota Grammar Handbook It’s here after nearly two years of development so we’re celebrating with the linguists and native speakers of Lakota who worked with us here at the Lakota Language Consortium to complete the Lakota Grammar Handbook, a 636-page self-study gu
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First of Six Lakota Children’s Picture Books Now Available!

“Wačhí Awášteyalaka he?” or, “Do You Like to Dance?”   The first in a series of six children’s books to be published solely in Native American languages has been released in the Lakota language. “Wačhí Awášteyalaka he?”, or “Do You Like To Danc
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First-Ever Lakota Language Weekend in Los Angeles

First-Ever Lakota Language Weekend in Los Angeles Los Angeles is home to an enthusiastic, interested and dedicated group of Lakota language learners, the Lakota Language Consortium learned during its first ever Lakota Language Weekend to be conducted in the L.A. area (Nov. 12-13 at th
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