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UTE MOUNTAIN UTE DIGITAL DICTIONARY LAUNCH

 

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe proudly launched a web and mobile Ute Language dictionary at a community release event. The event included a ceremony honoring the twenty-five Elders and speakers who contributed their knowledge to the creation of the dictionary. This digital dictionary is the latest resource for speakers and learners of the Ute language.


Moving forward, a new E-Learning Platform is in development, as well as continued updates to the web and mobile dictionary. 
Visit the online dictionary here
FEATURED ON NATIVE AMERICA CALLING RADIO SHOW
 
Founding President of Little Big Horn College and Crow Language Consortium Board Member, Dr. Janine Pease, and The Language Conservancy's Publications Director, Bob Rugh, spoke on Native America Calling radio show about utilizing federal relief aid for the preservation of Indigenous languages.  
 
Listen to the episode here (interview starts at 6:33)
DENVER LAKOTA LANGUAGE LEARNING WEEKEND
 
A Lakota Language Weekend (LLW) was held in Denver, Colorado, on November 6th and 7th. This was the first in-person LLW since 2019. These weekends aim to fully immerse students into the Lakota language and allow them to meet other learners. Nearly 20 Lakota language learners joined the LLW on the University of Denver campus from Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, and South Dakota. Students of all levels participated in a number of language activities, including introducing themselves to other members of the class in Lakota.
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HO-CHUNK RAPID RERECORD
HO-CHUNK RAPID RERECORD
HO-CHUNK NATION RERECORD
 
Ho-Chunk Nation held a Rapid Rerecord (RRC) from November 29th- December 3rd, 2021.  An RRC verifies the words and their definitions that were collected during the initial Rapid Word Collections (RWC).  This RRC event brings the community one step closer to producing a complete dictionary and lexical database. Another Rapid Rerecord is set to place in January. 

STONEY NAKODA LANGUAGE RESOURCE RELEASE

 

This month, the Stoney Education Authority released historic Stoney Nakoda language learning resources. These materials include three picture books, a Level 1 textbook, flashcards, student assessments, a teacher's guide, and an alphabet coloring book. It also includes several digital resources: a 9,000-word web and mobile dictionary, a textbook-accompanying media player app, and a vocabulary-building app. 


"Language and culture go hand-in-hand," Cherith Mark, the Language and Culture Coordinator for the Stoney Education Authority, told CBC. "You can't do one without the other. Like with cultural teachings, you have to know the language and understand it because most of the teachings are done in the language."
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Upcoming Events

LAKOTA  LANGUAGE LEARNING WEEKEND


LLC is thrilled to announce an in-person Lakota Language Weekend in Rapid City during LNI! Join us on December 18-19th, 2021, in Rapid City, SD for a Lakota Language Weekend. We are offering beginner and intermediate tracks. 

Lakota Language Weekends are a truly unique opportunity to meet other learners and explore conversational topics. For those that have attended these events in the past, this is a great way to build connections with other Lakȟótiyapi learners. If you are a beginner this is a supportive welcoming space to get started, the community is full of encouraging teachers and learners. 

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Product Spotlight

Matȟola Ločhíŋ-He


Last month, the Lakota Language Consortium released a new children's book, Matȟola Ločhíŋ-He (Matȟola is Hungry).  Over 400 of these books have since been given away to Native educators from California, Colorado, and throughout the Dakotas! 

This book is a Cheyenne River Community project written by students in the Lakota Language Class at Dupree High School. It was illustrated by Tammy Granados.
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If you are a teacher, educator, homeschooler, or administrator make sure you contact the LLC Customer Support team and identify yourself as an educator to receive the best discounts on Lakota language materials. Their email is customersupport@lakhota.org.
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