The Lakota Summer Institute is three weeks of digging into how the Lakota/Dakota language works – and how switching over to “Lakota thinking” can transform you.
This joint venture of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull College and the Lakota Language Consortium doesn’t just support professional teachers. It is a unique community event that gets to the heart of our culture – the language.
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.
Nacole Walker, SRST Education Coordinator
Agency Ave. PO Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone : (701) 854-8583
Fax: (701) 854-2175
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.
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