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