Summer is a busy time for Indigenous language teachers and learners to take intensive classes. The Lakota Summer Institute just wrapped up their 11th year at the end of June. The Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Summer Institute runs the month of July, with teacher training classes and cultural activities. We’ll talk with Indigenous language experts about the value summer language institutes add to the continuation and revitalization of Indigenous languages.
Janine Pease (Crow Nation) – member of the faculty at Little Big Horn college and coordinator of the Crow Summer Institute
Barsine Barney Benally (Diné) – early childhood faculty at Diné College and Navajo Language Academy president
Break music: Stick Game Song #9 (song) Judy Trejo (artist) Stick Game Songs of the Paiute (album)