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August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples! Join us as we recognize and celebrate the unique histories, cultures, languages, and contributions of Indigenous peoples everywhere. Use the hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay in your posts to show support!

News & Recent Events

Lakota Summer Institute 2021 Comes to a Close. 

The Lakota Summer Institute took place virtually last month and had over 60 participants! TLC is so grateful to the talented Lakota Language Consortium teachers that made this incredible event possible. And sends well wishes to all Lakota language learners the best of luck with their continued learning!  To everyone who helped make LSI Online 2021 a success, the TLC says "Philámayaye.Keep an eye out for more language learning opportunities to come! 

Philámayaye (pee la ma ya) = Thank you!

Cowlitz Youth Camp Salish Workshops 

Between July 23rd and August 20th, TLC is proud to support three Cowlitz language workshops within the Cowlitz Youth Program. The mission of the Cowlitz Youth Program is to enrich the lives of youth and the Tribe through traditions that teach respect, honor, and culture.
To see program eligibility, please visit the Cowlitz Youth Program website.

Update from the Stoney Nakoda Language Project

The Stoney Nakoda Language Project continues to make progress! TLC and the Stoney Education Authority have partnered up for another year to produce language learning materials to build the Stoney Nakoda language for future generations. Materials will include an online dictionary, textbooks, picture books, and more! In the coming months, materials will be getting their final revisions before publishing. Stay tuned for more updates and follow the Stoney Education Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Welcome Jacob, 2021 Crow Language Consortium Summer Intern
 
I am Jacob, and I am an 18-year-old Crow man from Montana. I’ve spent the last four weeks at the Crow Language Consortium working on the dictionary...It should be every Crow’s responsibility to try and preserve our language because once the language is gone, it’s gone; dancing, hand games, and throwing tournaments are social events, and while those are still important our culture is so tied to language and it contains basic concepts that we can’t grasp in English, which means that to be Crow and to be in a Crow Mindset; language and cultural values must be our top priority.” - Jacob, Crow Language Consortium Summer Intern

Read more about Jacob

Product Spotlight
August Back to School Special! 
 Lakota Berenstain Bears DVDs and Teacher Guide on Sale for $9.95 each! 

Click Here to shop now!

Coming Soon

 New Dakelh-Carrier Picture Books coming soon! 

This 9-book series is almost ready to be released to the Dakelh-Carrier community! Filled with bright illustrations and traditional storytelling, these Dakelh-Carrier picture books bring stories to life.  Each book introduces readers to vocabulary and basic sentence structure, and are great beginner books for new or young Dakelh-Carrier speakers.

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