Minnesota's Legacy

Nurturing the Cansa 'yapi Language Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,830
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lower Sioux
Recipient Type
Tribal Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Renville
Renville
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2017 Session Law, Regular Session, Chapter 91, Article 4 Subd. 9
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,830
Direct expenses
$109,830
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increased number of Dakota Iapi teaching resources, including eight (8) curriculum units, and one (1) Year 2 Dakota Language syllabus for high school students. , 122 language learners will demonstrate increased Dakota Iapi skills, including: up to 52 students, ages birth to 5 years; 30 students in Grades 3-8; 20 students in Grades 9-12; and 30 adults., Increased resources to introduce and promote awareness of Dakota Iapi and its significance to Minnesota to 1,000 visitors at Historic Site, including a minimum of 1 Virtual Reality video.

Measurable Outcome(s)

# of books translated, # language apps created, # curriculum translated, # new resources used, # Year 2 Dakota Language Syllabus developed & piloted. # students per age group, # classes held per age group. Formative assessments for high school students. Summative assessments/grades for high school students. Self-reports on progress. # Language apps developed # Language videos developed. # visitors reached, Visitor log statements.

Recipient Board Members
Robert L.Larsen, Vice President, Earl Pendleton, Secretary, Grace Goldtooth, Treasurer, Jane Steffen Assistant Secretary Treasurer
Project Overview

Cansayapi will: 1) Increase teaching tools for the community by translating eight (8) curriculum units for the Dakota Immersion School and developing a ?second-year high school Dakota language syllabus that meets ACTFL world standards for listening and speaking; 2) Introduce and build the Dakota language skills of 122 community members; and 3) extend Dakota language use across the community through expanded technologically-based language interpretation at Lower Sioux?s Historic Site.

Project Manager
First Name
Loretta
Last Name
Dixon
Organization Name
Lower Sioux
Street Address
39527 Reservation Highway 1
City
Morton
State
MN
Zip Code
56270
Phone
507-697-6185
Email
loretta.dixon@lowersioux.com