The latest news, upcoming events, and new materials from Lakota Language Consortium.

News & Recent Events

Registration Is Open To All

Lakota Summer Institute is NOW open to all language learners eager to learn Lakota! This event will be held in a virtual format on Zoom.

Since 2007 LLC has been hosting the Lakota Summer Institute. These classes are designed to offer a deep dive into the Lakota Language. Language events offer beginner, pre-intermediate, and teacher tracks so learners can have the time and space to learn and use essential skills with other language learners at their level.

Teacher Track –
June 27th – July 1st

Registration Closes 6/24/2022
Choose the Teacher Track if you are a Lakota language teacher wanting to build upon their teaching and language skills. Dr. Kimberlee Campbell will be instructing this one-week continuing education session being held virtually. 

Beginner & Pre-Intermediate
July 18th – 29th

Lakota language learners can enroll in Beginner and Pre-Intermediate classes. You can attend 1 week or 2 weeks of sessions from 9 am – 4:15 pm that will cover communicative and grammar topics. This is a great opportunity to connect with others learning Lakȟólʼiyapi. 

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Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a Lakota person interested in participating in the upcoming Lakota Summer Institute online we do have scholarships available so you can attend for free! The scholarship covers your registration for LSI Online and course materials. Click the “Apply Now” button below for details and to apply. Make sure to apply for the scholarship before completing the registration. The scholarship confirmation will have instructions on how to register as a scholarship recipient.

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If you have questions about this summer’s events you can reply to this newsletter or email for assistance. 

New Lakota Dictionary 3.0 for Desktop – Available Soon!

If you’ve been a long-time subscriber you’ve seen this section in this newsletter for a long time. We are happy to share that our Linguistics team is in the final editing stages of the updated dictionary. Stay tuned to this section for updates in the coming months.

The New Lakota Dictionary for your desktop’s latest update will be available soon for Mac and PC with new entries and example sentences. This updated version builds on decades of linguistic work to create the most accurate and up-to-date dictionary possible, with 6,000 new entries and 13,000 new example sentences.

The New Lakota Dictionary was created in partnership with over 400 native speakers to ensure accuracy not only in spelling and definition but in context as well. This is an invaluable resource for Lakota learners everywhere and is easily accessible to anyone with a computer. When a user searches a word, they are presented with multiple definitions and spellings depending on the context in which the word is being used, as well as example sentences to demonstrate the word in a complete Lakota phrase. A total of 31,000-word entries and 53,000 example sentences makes the New Lakota Dictionary the most in-depth Lakota dictionary available, and an important tool in Lakota language learning and preservation.

Tókša akhé  – the LLC Team

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