“Uniting the Seven Council Fires to Save the Language”
Rapid City, SD
The summit is an international language revitalization convention with tribes from across the US and Canada working to revitalize their tribal languages. Created by Tusweca Tiospaye in 2008 to unite the Great Sioux Nation to keep the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota languages alive, the summit invites educators, community members, Tribal Councils, Elders, and anyone working to teach or learn a Native language to share teaching methods, strategies, models, resources, and technology to make successful programs for any Native language.
From their website: “The Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit was created by Tusweca Tiospaye in 2008 in an effort to unite the Oceti Sakowin, Seven Council Fires of the LakotaDakotaNakota Oyate, also known as the Great Sioux Nation, in efforts to keep the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota languages alive. Today it has become an international Native language summit with tribes from across the United States and Canada taking part as participants working to revitalize their own tribal languages and as presenters sharing how they have been successful in their work to keep their language strong and flourishing.”
Some Questions and Answers:
Who should attend?
Educators, School Administrators, School Board Members, Parents, Students, Community Members, Tribal Councils, Elders, Anyone working to teach or learn a Native language.
Introduction to new language resources, curriculum, materials, and technologies
Creating a succession plan for creating new generations of Native language speakers
language and culture integration