Reuben Fast Horse - the Lakota Magic Act
The teacher and magician Reuben Fast Horse combines his love of theater with his love of the Lakota language, and hopes his efforts will inspire children to learn the language as well.
The Maori Visit KILI
In 2012, Arlo Iron Cloud of KILI Radio, Pine Ridge, interviewed visitors from New Zealand’s Institute for Excellence in the Maori Language.
Iktomi's Raccoon Hat
Iktomi’s Raccoon Hat is a Lakota-language play performed at the Lakota Summer Institute at Sitting Bull College in 2012. This was one of the first plays to be performed in the Lakota language in over a century.
The Maori Visit Wounded Knee
Members of New Zealand’s Institute for Excellence in the Maori Langauge visited the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark that marks the site of the massacre of over 200 Lakota men, women and children by US forces in 1890. The visit brought together Maori and Lakota people, both groups acknowledging their shared history of repression and their hopes for language revitalization.
A group of fluent Lakota speakers meet annually at the Lakota Summer Institute at Sitting Bull College to choose new words for concepts not yet in the Lakota Dictionary.