Dakota Language Workshop
Immersion Weekends for Teachers
Strengthening Oneself Through the Dakota Language
Concordia Language Villages, in collaboration with the American Indian Studies Department (AIS) of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been awarded a Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 2011 Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization Grant to support the development of educational programs in Dakota language.
The mission of the grant is “To protect and empower our children, parents, and elders in the continuing development of our language, thus maintaining Tribal Sovereignty.” In alliance with this mission, our project is rooted in the principle of All My Relatives, or We Are All Related and centered around the theme - Strengthening Oneself Through the Dakota Language.
Who Can Participate?
The program is open to those currently teaching and those interested in teaching the Dakota language. Teachers of all backgrounds and working in all settings are invited to participate. The focus of the weekends will be developing one's own language skills in an engaging immersion setting, supported by First Speakers and other advanced speakers of Dakota.
Costs and Details
The grant supports 50% of tuition, room and board. The cost for participation in each program is $125. Payments must be included when you register.
The immersion weekends will be held at The Forest, the retreat center operated by Concordia Language Villages near Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. Register now for the following Dakota language immersion session for teachers:
- January 11 - 13, 2013
HOW TO APPLY
Apply to participate in the Dakota language revitalization initiative by completing and emailing this registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing to 218-586-8601 . For questions, please call 800-222-4750, ext. 4718.