Lakota Language Consortium is one of the foremost Native American language organizations in the United States. LLC is made up of Native community leaders, linguists, and volunteers. Its primary mission is the complete revitalization of the Lakota language -- one of only a small number of Native American languages left that has a significant chance of survival.Learn more
Over the past decade, LLC's coordinated work in Lakota language revitalization has produced the first-ever professionally developed Lakota language materials for school children. Participation of 20,000 Lakota children from more than 53 schools across North and South Dakota make the Consortium the most active language revitalization organization of its kind. LLC trains teachers in second-language education methods, produces the language materials, sponsors community and educational events, and directs other efforts to preserve the unique identity that Lakotas have maintained through their language.