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    • Sunshine Archambault Carlow

      Sunshine Archambault Carlow 

      Sunshine Archambault Carlow is the Education Manager for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  She is an active advocate for teaching and learning Lakota, and has been the Tribe’s lead administrator for LSI since 2011.  She assists LSI instructors and keeps the entire Institute running!  

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    • Wil Meya

      Wil Meya 

      Wil Meya is the co-Founder of the Lakota Summer Institute, and Executive Director and co-Founder of the Lakota Language Consortium. Since LSI’s beginnings in 2007 he has taught Phonology, Neologism, Teaching Lakota I & II, Drama, and numerous other courses in addition to being an administrator and coordinator for the Institute. He has a MA from the University of Arizona, and an ABD PhD from Indiana University, specializing in Lakota linguistics and language revitalization.

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    • Nacole Walker

      Nacole Walker 

      Nacole Walker (Hunkpapa) earned her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College in 2011 with a special interest in the Lakota language.  She has returned to her home on Standing Rock to work at the Language Immersion Nest at Sitting Bull College.  As a promising young professional lingu

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    • Michael Moore

      Michael Moore 

      Michael Moore has been an instructor at Sitting Bull College since 2006, and heads up the Native Studies program there, teaching classes in Lakota culture and history.  He has been a language activist for the last 20 years, with a great interest in stories and language documentation. He teaches Phonology at LSI.  

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    • Kim Campbell

      Kim Campbell 

      Kim Campbell joined the LLC team in 2009 to help create the Level 3 Textbook, and began teaching second-language teaching techniques at LSI. Her past career at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard built up decades of experience creating lessons in Ojibwe, Thai, Celtic, Russian, Hebrew and Japanese, as well as medieval languages, and the LSI participants have become her Lakota language teachers. At LSI she leads classes in Teaching L

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    • Jan Ullrich

      Jan Ullrich 

      Jan Ullrich is the co-Founder and Linguistic Director of LLC and the editor of the New Lakota Dictionary in both its print and online formats. Ullrich’s courses put the “intensive” in Intensive Lakota, with emphasis on Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Grammar.  

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    • Denny Gayton

      Denny Gayton 

      Denny Gayton is an instructor at Sitting Bull College and currently teaches in the Immersion Language Nest there as well.  A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Denny is a highly-advanced second-language speaker of Lakota, and is considered one of the leading young activists promoting use of the language in the college and the community.  He has been teaching Intensive La

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    • Courtney Yellow Fat

      Courtney Yellow Fat 

      Courtney Yellow Fat (Hunkpapa) has taught Lakota language at Standing Rock High School and Middle School  for 15 years. He has been a renowned traditional singer with Lakota Thunder for 20 years.  He was a musician and played Grandfather Turtle in the 2012 LSI production of Iktómi Wičhítegleǧa Siŋté Waŋ Ú

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    • Ben Black Bear

      Ben Black Bear 

      Ben Black Bear (Sicangu) is a first-language Lakota speaker, and the founder of the Lakota Studies program at Sinté Gleška University.  He currently teaches Lakota Studies and Lakota language at St. Francis Mission School in St. Francis, SD, serves as Vice-Chairman of the LLC Board of Directors, and assists LLC with its many publishing and audio projec

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