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Owáyawa-ta Wóiyotiyekiye. The Lakota Berenstain Bears Episode 1, Scene 3 Walk Through

Scene 3 Script: [3:10] Crowd: [ȟmúŋ s’e wóglakapi] Brother: Háu kȟolá! Lennie: Wáŋ! Ní yaúŋ! Brother: [iȟá] Háŋ, kaptá wahíyu. Lennie: Líla uŋníksuyape ló. Brother: [iȟá] Háŋ, míš-eyá. Čha oyáka yo. Lennie: Wíyawa wóuŋspe wówaši óta uŋyúhapi. … Yaglúštaŋ hwo? Brother: … Continue reading

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Owáyawa-ta Wóiyotiyekiye. The Lakota Berenstain Bears Episode 1, Scene 2 Walk Through

Scene 2 Script: Brother: Uŋkčéǧila tȟáŋka. … Iyótaŋȟčiŋ wókȟokipȟeke. … [hoȟpé] Brother: Háu tȟaŋkší. Sister: Thibló, nitáŋyaŋ he? Brother: Owámahečheča. Philámayaye. Sister: Hé táku he? Brother: Lé ȟeíle héčha. [hoȟpé] Sister: Má. … Táku yakȟá he? Brother: Ȟeíle kiŋ lé akáŋl … Continue reading

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Owáyawa-ta Wóiyotiyekiye. The Lakota Berenstain Bears Episode 1, Scene 1 Walk Through

Language is all about context. Conversations teach us context. Considering the information presented in my previous posts, the best way for a beginning language student to progress is by studying real conversations of native speakers from the first day. Along … Continue reading

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2016 Sacagawea Dollar Celebrates Native Code Talkers

Get some and spend them on the Rez. You can buy them here from the U.S. Mint. From U.S. Mint Website: 2016 Native American $1 Coin The 2016 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers … Continue reading

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The Mohawk Language and Assassin’s Creed 3.

  This is so exciting I can’t tell you how happy I was to find out about this game. I do not study the Mohawk language, but I do study Lakota and optimum learning methods. I know how many millions … Continue reading

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Lowering the High Native Student Dropout Rate

Improving Academic Performance of Native Kids American Indian and Alaska Native students have a dropout rate twice the national average; the highest dropout rate of any United States ethnic or racial group. About three out of every ten Native students … Continue reading

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Review of the Lakota Language Materials

Introduction Mitákuyepi, čhaŋtéwašteya napéčhiyuzape ló. (Lakota language exercises are at the bottom of page). I have reviewed the Lakota language material and I have a few ideas about how to improve this course. If nothing else, I want to show the … Continue reading

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