Dakota Language Teacher Development-Teacher Training

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,623
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
Status
Completed
Measurable Outcome(s)

Carolynn Schommer from the Upper Sioux Community within the Yellow Medician East School. Katie spent six weeks as a substitute teacher for Carrie this past winter. Katie successfully completed Advanced Dakota language she will be starting Dakota Linguistics in teh all. She also continues to advance in her early childhood courses

Measurable Outcome(s)

as she plans to pursue a four year degree in education. Grace Goldtooth developed curriculum and rsources to teach during her after-school program at Dakota Wicohan. She has become increasingly saavy using technology

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developing lesson plans and schedules. Dallas Goldtooth spent the second half of the year in Sisseton

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SD

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continuing to maintain his commitment to Dakota language. He quickly adapted to his surrounding and made himself creatively useful in advancing Dakota language renewal. He taught a new Dakota language table for tribal employees and hass been noted to be a creative Dakota language speaker

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willing to experiment with his language skills.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172, Art. 4, Sec. 3 (b)
Appropriation Language

$550,000 in 2010 and $700,000 in 2011 are appropriated to the Indian Affairs Council to issue grants for programs to preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian languages and to foster educational programs in Dakota and Ojibwe languages

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,623
Measurable Outcome(s)

Apprentices attended certification courses at the U of M. Two of the three apprentices attended the Concordia Language Village training for Dakota language in the home and teachers training. (Katie Blue) worked extensiviely with Master and elder speaker, Carolynn Schommer from the Upper Sioux Community within the Yellow Medician East School. Katie spent six weeks as a substitute teacher for Carrie this past winter. Katie successfully completed Advanced Dakota language she will be starting Dakota Linguistics in teh all. She also continues to advance in her early childhood courses, as she plans to pursue a four year degree in education. Grace Goldtooth developed curriculum and rsources to teach during her after-school program at Dakota Wicohan. She has become increasingly saavy using technology, developing lesson plans and schedules. Dallas Goldtooth spent the second half of the year in Sisseton, SD, continuing to maintain his commitment to Dakota language. He quickly adapted to his surrounding and made himself creatively useful in advancing Dakota language renewal. He taught a new Dakota language table for tribal employees and hass been noted to be a creative Dakota language speaker willing to experiment with his language skills.

Project Overview

Apprentices will enroll and attend certifications courses at the U of M. Dakota Wichohan will support students to ensure retention and academic success. Apprentices will attend and participate in trainings by the teacher in residence, staff trainings, and language conferences. Apprentices will implement a community language venue (tables, after-school programs, etc.). Apprentices will serve as language facilitators at youth camps. Apprentices will meet weekly with master speakers. Apprentices and families will attend monthly Tiwahe gatherings.

About the Issue

Dakota Wicohan is a regional non-profit language support organization that seeks to preserve and renew the Dakota language in Minnesota to a living language. Dakota Wicohan began in the summer of 2001 at a grassroots level of the Dakota community. The Vision of the Dakota Wicohan is intergenerational language fluency within Dakota communities and families. The philosophy of Dakota Wicohan is that the essence of the Dakota language will recall, instruct, and heal our inherent relationship with the Creation, which is essential to the continuation of indigenous communities. Dakota language, culture, and history will strengthen Dakota identity, kinship, and community well-being. The Mission of Dakota Wicohan is to preserve the Dakota language as a living language within Dakota communities, and to transmit Dakota traditions and history to future generations.

Project Manager
First Name
Teresa
Last Name
Peterson
Organization Name
Dakota Wicohan
Street Address
280 North Centennial Drive
City
Morton
State
MN
Zip Code
56241
Phone
(320) 564-9061