Lakolya Waoniya (Breathing Life into the Lakota Language) is a paid three-year holistic development experience centered on developing Lakota language fluency and strengthening Lakota lifeways.
December 2021 Project Update:
September 2021 Project Launch:
Participant Applications are Live!
We are now accepting applications for the first seven participants!
After an initial screening and interview, the final program participants will be chosen through a random lottery.
Selected participants will begin classes in Spring 2022.
Our team is seeking community feedback on the development of the Lakolya Waoniya (LW) program. The first phase of the program is limited to seven individuals and we are seeking insight about how those participants will be chosen, as well as other key elements of the curriculum.