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Congratulations to the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winners!

The 3rd Edition New Lakota Dictionary and the Crow Dictionary have been named winners of the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in the Reference category!

Gold Winner: New Lakota Dictionary, 3rd Edition: Lakhotiyapi - English
Silver Winner: Crow Dictionary: Apsaalooke-English

The award program is administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, and is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.

Congratulations to the Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) and the Crow Language Consortium (CLC) for this wonderful achievement!

2023 Winners - Reference Category

Check out the new Crow bookstore

The brand-new Crow Language Consortium online bookstore is now LIVE!

Find Crow language learning materials such as picture books, flashcards, and, of course, the 2023 Silver Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Reference category - the Crow Dictionary.

For teachers, the bookstore also carries textbooks, accompanying audio CDs, and posters for the classroom.

Visit today!

CLC Bookstore

Pages of Knowledge: Alaska Science of Reading Symposium

On April 28 - 30, TLC attended the Alaska Science of Reading Symposium held in Anchorage, Alaska. TLC was honored to be able to showcase the language materials created from the collaboration with our Partners.

The symposium was attended by many Indigenous First Language speakers and educators who were interested in the Science of Reading - an ongoing field of study that examines evidence-based practices and research to determine the most effective way to teach reading. Presenters discussed the challenges of teaching reading and how to improve reading for children in education.

Upcoming Events
 Register for the 11th Annual CSI!

Exciting news! Crow Language Consortium (CLC), in collaboration with Little Big Horn College, is thrilled to announce that registration is open for Crow Summer Institute (CSI) 2023!

CSI 2023 offers two tracks:

  • Learner Track (VIRTUAL): An intensive Crow language course for beginners. All are welcome!
  • Teacher Track (IN-PERSON): Workshops hosted at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, MT. Discover resources and effective teaching methods to integrate Crow language into your curriculum.
Choose the week that best fit your summer plans:
  • Session 1: June 26 - 30, 2023
  • Session 2: July 10 - 14, 2023

This event is FREE! Limited seats available, so secure your spot today!

CSI Registration

Registration is open for ICILDER!

We are thrilled to announce that you can now register for the International Conference on Indigenous Language Documentation, Education, and Revitalization (ICILDER). The conference will take place on:

🗓 October 12 - 14, 2023
IU Biddle Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, Indiana

Graciously sponsored by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and hosted by the Council of Indigenous Language Organizations and its partners, ICILDER is bringing together Indigenous communities, educators, linguists, and scholars from around the world to share their knowledge and experiences. With presentations and workshops that showcase exemplary practices and innovative approaches, ICILDER hopes to chart a path forward for the future of Indigenous language work.

Visit to learn more, or click the button below to register!

ICILDER Registration

 Submit your presentation proposals for ICILDER

ICILDER invites abstract submissions for presentations and posters from presenters of all disciplines, backgrounds, and languages.

This year’s theme: “Language Is”

We invite you to submit proposals related to: Indigenous language documentation, education practices, equity and representation, and linguistic work leading into the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL, 2022-2032).

Deadline: July 1, 2023. Visit for more information.

ICILDER Call for Proposals

Vendors Corner

Interested in attending ICILDER 2023 as a vendor? Fill out the Vendor Registration Request by clicking the button below!

Deadline: September 15, 2023.

ICILDER Vendor Request
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