Dakota Elders Forum

Dakota Elders Forum with Wicoie NandagikendanMonday, August 24th Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye (Dakota Language Society) helped Wicoie Nandagikendan host their second annual Dakota elders forum. The elders spoke to each other in Dakota while the rest of us listened. It was a good event. The elders were happy to speak to each other and they encouraged us to continue speaking and learning the language.  This was a great opportunity for learners to hear the language in an informal setting and learn directly from first language speakers of the Dakota language.

We hope to make this event a more frequent occasion.  We were able to record the event and will be releasing the audio files for free on our website very soon!