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    • Allen Wilson

      Allen Wilson 

      Allen Wilson is from Rosebud Reservation. He is a teacher of Lakota language, history and culture at St Joseph's Indian School, and together with Ben Black Bear Jr., regularly facilitates language meetings at Siŋté Glešká University. He grew up hearing Lakota around the rez and began studying more intently in 2012 after learning how close Lakota is to extinction. He has attended the Lakota Summer Institute since 2015.

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    • Sunshine Carlow

      Sunshine Carlow 

      Sunshine is Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta, Oglála Lakȟóta and Northern Cheyenne and serves as Director of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Language and Culture Institute. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in management with a business focus from Sí Tȟáŋka University at Huron and is a second language learner of the Lakota/Dakota Language. She, her husband and their four children live in Fort Yates, ND. Sunshine  is a Bush Foundation Native Nation Rebuilder Cohort 7.

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    • Nacole Walker

      Nacole Walker 

      Nacole Walker is Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta and Iháŋktuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta from Standing Rock Reservation. She earner her Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Dartmouth College in 2011 and is currently completing her Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Nacole is a Bush Foundation Native Nation Rebuilder Cohort 7.

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    • Michael Moore

      Michael Moore 

      Michael Moore has been Director of the Native American Studies Division at Sitting Bull College since 2006. He has been researching the Lakota language for nearly a quarter century and has conducted, recorded and trascribed numerous interviews with Lakota elders. He lives in Bullhead, SD on the Standing Rock Reservation.

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    • Kim Campbell

      Kim Campbell 

      Kim Campbell joined the Lakota Language Consortium in 2009 to help create Lakȟóliya Wóglaka Po! Speak Lakota! 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.

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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 electronic 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 enrolled at Standing Rock Reservation where he is a school language instructor, and has previously worked at the Lakȟól’iyapi Wahóȟpi immersion school. He is an advanced speaker of Lakota as a second language, and motivates other learners to have a good time while talking Indian. He has been teaching Intensive Lakota at LSI since 2012.

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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 Siŋ

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    • Ben Black Bear

      Ben Black Bear 

      Ben Black Bear is Sičháŋǧu Lakȟóta and a native speaker of his language. He founded the Lakota Studies Department at Siŋté Glešká University. He currently teaches Lakota language at St. Francis Mission School in St. Francis, SD, and serves as Vice-Chairman of the LLC Board of Directors. He has been instrumental to every flagship project at the organization, and has provided voice for a number of multimedia projects, including Matȟó Waúŋšila Thiwáhe, the New Lakota Dictionary Pro, and the Lakota Audio Series.

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    • François Fouquerel

      François Fouquerel 

      François Fouquerel has been on staff at Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota for 24 years, teaching French as a second language in immersive, experiential environments. He is Dean of Concordia’s French Year-Round Programs. François was born in France and grew up in Normandy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

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