"Unskatapi!"-- A Dakota Family Language Model

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,605
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,602
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Renville
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,605
Direct expenses
$98,351
Administration costs
$15,254
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increased Dakota languge speaking and use levels among at least 10 area language leaders. We project that 75% of the 10 Language Leaders and intergenerational family members will continue speaking Dakota at hom eand in the community after Unskatapi ends.

Source of Additional Funds

40% Private (Grotto & Headwaters) 30% State (LCCMR) 30 Tribal (Ind. & TBD)

Recipient Board Members
Gabrielle Strong (chair), Mary Peters, Darin Minkel, Winona Goodthunder, Evely Tsinnijinne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,602
Direct expenses
$98
Administration costs
$15
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increased Dakota languge speaking and use levels among at least 10 area language leaders. We project that 75% of the 10 Language Leaders and intergenerational family members will continue speaking Dakota at hom eand in the community after Unskatapi ends.

Source of Additional Funds

40% Private (Grotto & Headwaters) 30% State (LCCMR) 30 Tribal (Ind. & TBD)

Recipient Board Members
Gabrielle Strong (chair), Mary Peters, Darin Minkel, Winona Goodthunder, Evely Tsinnijinne
Project Overview

Increase rural community capacity to teach and transmit Dakota language. Create a safe, nurturing immersion - learning environment that actively engages 15 intergenerational families in learning and speaking Dakota together through traditional Dakota lifeways.

Project Manager
First Name
Eileen
Last Name
O'Keefe
Organization Name
Dakota Wicohan
Street Address
PO Box 2
City
Morton
State
MN
Zip Code
56270
Phone
507/697.6272
Email
eokeefe@dakotawicohan.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

NA

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

NA

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

NA