8th LSI 2014

  • With our shift to a WordPress blog in early 2014, reporting on the 2014 LSI became a series of posts rather than one story.

    There’s More Than You Imagined at the Summer Institute! — April 30, 2014

    Omani Luger, LSI 2014

    Omani Luger, LSI 2014

     

    Part of the “extra” at the 2014 LSI was the presence of two other Summer Institutes, for the Crow and the MHA Nation languages.

    Other Tongues at LSI — May 22, 2014

    Crow Summer Institute Instructors and Participants 2014

    Crow Summer Institute Instructors and Participants 2014

     

    The influx of youthful energy kept the atmosphere electric.

    Elder Speakers Ride the Momentum — June 6, 2014

    High school students and a parent chaperone, LSI 2014.

    High school students and a parent chaperone, LSI 2014.

     

    Inclusiveness prevailed, as the mingling of neighbor nations showed that when it comes to languages, everyone is in the same situation.

    Hello, Week Two at LSI — June 9, 2014

    Fun class! 2014

    Fun class! 2014

     

    Here’s a personal reflection by one of the young parents introducing their children to the language at LSI.

    Fun and Freedom with Lakota Language — June 10, 2014

    Denny Gayton & Gabe Black Moon, LSI 2014

    Denny Gayton & Gabe Black Moon, LSI 2014

     

    Speaking of inclusion, the Director of the Lakota-language play Iktómi Lečhála Tȟawíčutȟuŋ (Iktomi’s New Wife) didn’t speak Lakota at all … but that didn’t stop him from pulling together a hit performance.

    No Language? No Problem! — June 12, 2014

    Steve Elm and A Critic, LSI 2014

    Steve Elm and A Critic, LSI 2014

     

    The second week of LSI, the energy just kept growing, leading up to President Obama’s visit to the nearby powwow.

    LSI Week 2 Recap — June 16, 2014

    Everyone signed this welcome banner.

    Everyone signed this welcome banner.

     

    The final week of LSI topped off with the performance of Iktómi Lečhála Tȟawíčutȟuŋ (Iktomi’s New Wife), which had an interesting linguistic evolution.

    Long Trail of Translation — June 19, 2014

    Sandra Black Bear as "Iktomi's Wife" and Ben Black Bear, Jr. as "Iktomi"

    Sandra Black Bear as “Iktomi’s Wife” and Ben Black Bear, Jr. as “Iktomi”

 

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