Lakota Language Camp Inspires Staff & Community to SPeak Endangered language + VIDEO

In a shady meadow behind the football field, four tipis stood side by side. A small fire left a thin trail of smoke drifting through the trees.

After nearly seven years and more than $2.2 million, Red Cloud has developed the nation's first comprehensive K-12 Lakota language curriculum. For four days students and community members were immersed in Lakota language and traditional activities, as the school's Lakota Language Program took the new curriculum outside the walls of the classroom.

Learn more about the program, the camp and watch the beautiful video to find out why the first annual Maȟpíya Lúta Owáyawa Lakȟól’iya Wičhóthi (Red Cloud Indian School Lakota Language Camp) was a huge success!

Click HERE to see Education Week's comprehensive piece on Education in Indian Country.

Click HERE to read the Rapid City Journal's piece on Red Cloud's K-12 Lakȟóta language curriculum.

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