Consortium Media Coverage



  • Lakota Language Weekends

    TV News story from the Lakota Language Weekend in Rapid City, SD, Nov 2017

    TV News story from the Lakota Language Weekend in Denver, CO, Nov. 2017
  • Native American Language in Crisis


    This Financial Times Op-Ed piece by Lakota Language Consortium CEO Wilhelm Meya shines the light on the fight to save and reclaim Native American languages.
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  • The State of Lakota

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    Online alternative news source Truthout analysed the state of Lakota language efforts in 2012..
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    A sidebar in the Cultural Survival Quarterly article “On the Brink” by Jacob Mannatowa-Bailey, Director of the Sauk Language Department for the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma, utilizes LLC’s explanation of how Lakota expresses words and concepts differently than in English.
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  • Feature Stories on LLC

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    South Dakota magazine shined a spotlight on the movement to fight the decline of the Lakota and Dakota languages by creating a new generation of speakers in 2009.
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    Bloomington's monthly magazine profiled LLC and Wilhelm Meya in their March 2013 issue.
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    The Bismarck Tribune covered LLC's work with Sitting Bull College and the University of South Dakota in 2010.
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    The National Indian Education Association featured an article on Lakota language and the Consortium's work by LLC founder Wilhelm Meya in its Summer 2009 issue.
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    The United States Embassy in Prague hosted an American Indian Workshop in 2010. LLC's own Jan Ullrich was the keynote speaker..
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  • LLC on the Newswire

    National newswire services have reported on the Lakota tribes efforts to save their language and LLC's work for over a decade.


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  • In Memoriam

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    LLC's good friend Albert White Hat, who was instrumental in teaching and preserving the endangered Lakota language, passed away on on June 13, 2013. His life and work was memorialized in featured stories around the country. The Washington Post online published an obituary on June 23rd, 2013.
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    Johnson Holy Rock, one of the founders of the Lakota Language Consortium and a board member from 2004-2008 passed on in January 2012. His absence is a great loss to the community and the Consortium.
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  • Feature Pieces on the Lakota Bears

    The fall of 2011 saw the long-awaited release of Matȟó Waúŋšila Thiwáhe, the Lakota Berenstain Bears project. The response to the project exceeded all expectations. The release saw heavy press coverage. Some great online coverage came from Time Magazine Newsfeed , the Huffington Post, and Rachel Maddow’s blog. Click the logos below for all the stories.

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  • The Lakota Bears in Broadcast News

    Both the production and the premiere of LLC's largest media project to date, The Lakota Berenstain Bears, was featured on television news.

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    Bears Launch Story

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    Making of Bears


  • Lakota Audio Dictionary

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    In June of 2013, the New Lakota Audio Dictionary recording got underway. The speakers who recorded the dictionary say they're honored to be part of a project that could save their language..
  • Lakota Summer Institute

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    The Lakota Summer Institute is the premier Lakota and Dakota language teacher and learner event in the country. Since 2007, over 250 teachers and hundreds of learners from more all over the world have participated. LSI was featured on Native Sun Today's news in 2016 for the 10th anniversary.
  • Lakota Language Nest

    Another KUMV feature from 2016 highlighted the Lakota Language Nest
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  • Work with Peter Maffay

    German rockstar Peter Maffay lends his voice to the Lakota Language efforts. Read more about it here
  • LLC Image Library


    Find hundreds of wonderful photos that tell LLC's story in our News Image Library.
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