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Berenstain Bears in Lakota

mathias | August 25, 2011

The Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) spent about a year dubbing episodes of The Berenstain Bears in Lakota, translating the title as Mathó Waúnšila Thiwáhe (The Compassionate Bear Family), with LLC board member Ben Black Bear (Rosebud Lakota) as the voice of Papa Bear. You can catch preview screenings on: • September 7th at the Tribal [...]

Standing Rock Lakota Teachers Trained by the LLC in SIL at Sitting Bull College

mathias | June 30, 2011

70 educators recently participated in a three week Lakota Summer Institute in Linguistics geared toward training new teachers of various levels of proficiency, on account that current instructors are on the verge of retirement after 2-3 decades of teaching. Since 2000, the number of Lakota speakers at Standing Rock has remained a constant 125 or [...]

Funds for Lakota Language Efforts Surge in 2011

mathias | February 1, 2011

Yesterday was the last day of January, a terrific month for Native languages, particularly Lakota. In a professional development effort to train more fluent, certified Lakota language teachers for more intensive immersion programs, both the University of South Dakota School of Education and the Sitting Bull College Education Department (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, [...]

Inupiaq Rosetta Stone Software

mathias | January 20, 2011

Shortly after finishing their Navajo Rosetta Stone software (and numerous software for Native languages in the past: Mohawk, Inuktitut, Chitimacha), Anchorage News reported the Rosetta Stone (Endangered Language Program) founded in 2004 is currently working on Inupiaq language learning software. Their strategy is to send people to record sound files, then a team of three [...]

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