LLC returned to Tusweca Tiospaye’s annual language summit in Rapid City, SD, November 18-20 2010. We were proud to have literature on display for LLEAP and a monitor playing Berenstain Bears. Jessie Nelson set up audio dubbing software for a special presentation on November 19th, to demonstrate how the Project Team recorded for the Berenstain Bears project. Children at the presentation got to hear their own speaking of Lakota dubbed into the mouths of the cartoon Bear family.
Some of the featured tall's included: LLC Vice-Chairman Ben Black Bear gave two talks on coining new words in Lakota for modern usage. Former LLC Education Coordinator Karen Little Wounded spoke to attendees on Lakota Language Assessment testing. Kim Campbell, gave a talk about what makes a Lakota language teacher a “highly qualified” professional. LLC Linguistic Director Jan Ullrich gave three talks, ranging from the status of the Online New Lakota Dictionary and overall thoughts on language revitalization, to a look at the impact of English on the use and evolution of the Lakota language.
LLC is proud to be part of this annual Language Summit, and we look forward to being back in Rapid City next year.
2009-2010 Assessment Awards for Best Performing Schools
- Most Improved Elementary School: Batesland School
- Most Improved Middle School: Takini School
- Most Improved High School: Red Cloud High School
- Highest Achieving Elementary School: Wakpala‐Smee School
- Highest Achieving Middle School: Wakpala‐Smee School
- Highest Achieving High School: Red Cloud High School