Learning The Lakota Language

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Tue Oct 30 21:53:56 UTC 2007

Keloland Television


Learning The Lakota Language


Less than 70% of Native American students who attend South Dakota public schools, graduate from high school. But the Sioux Falls School District is working to turn those numbers around by introducing the Native American culture and language into the classroom. 

High school students in the Sioux Falls School District can take world languages like Spanish or German, but a new dialect is also making it's way into the classroom. 

Native American students at Washington High school are enrolled in the districts new Lakota Language class. Here they're learning much more than vowels and consonants. 


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