• This year’s LSI will be June 2-20th.

    Think the language can’t change your life?  You might be surprised…The Lakota Summer Institute will transform you!  Become a Lakota speaker, language activist,  or teacher and discover the other person you are when you speak Lakota!

    • The Lakota Summer Institute is the premier Lakota and Dakota language teacher professional development event in the country.  Since 2007, over 250 teachers from more than eight reservations and ten states have participated.
    • Reviews and feedbacks from the LSI training are always exceptional.  It is a professional training experience that has consistently exceeded all expectations and surpasses all previous training events in terms of depth of content. Teachers leave LSI feeling empowered with new knowledge, techniques and tools.
    • Well-trained LSI teachers have a direct impact on the amount of Lakota and Dakota language successfully taught in the classroom and on improved test scores.
    Contact information:
    Sunshine Archambault-Carlow, SRST Education Manager
    Agency Ave. PO Box D
    Fort Yates, ND 58538
    Phone : (701) 854-8583
    Fax: (701) 854-2175
    Sunshine Carlow 


    LSI Sponsored by:

    • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

      Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

      The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been the lead sponsor for the Lakota Summer Institute since LSI’s beginnings in 2007. SRST’s skilled Education Department administrators have organized and promoted the Institute and managed volunteer staff to make sure all of the participants’ needs are met. SRST has also been a strong advocate for language instruction in the schools.

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    • Sitting Bull College

      Sitting Bull College 

      Sitting Bull College   Sitting Bull College has been committed to language revitalization since its founding in 1973.  SBC’s Division of Native American Studies awards an Associate of Sc

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    • Lakota Language Consortium

      Lakota Language Consortium 

      Lakota Language Consortium  The Lakota Language Consortium is the driving force behind LSI.  Its comprehensive plan for Lakota language revitalization calls for teacher development and support as the balance to hav

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