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    • Peter Hill

      Peter Hill 

      Peter Hill’s road to Lakota fluency began when he moved to the Pine Ridge Reservation full-time in 2000. There, he taught for ten years at Red Cloud High School, including three years teaching Lakota language. In 2012, he founded Lakota Immersion Childcare (Iyápi Glukínipi), a full-immersion daycare program located in Oglala, SD. He continues to work there in the role of Language Coordinator. Peter has two daughters, an 8 month-old and a 4 year-old, both of whom he speaks to in 100% Lakota.

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    • Steve Elm

      Steve Elm 

      Steve Elm (Oneida), former artistic director of Amerinda Theater, has worked in the arts on both sides of the Atlantic. Trained at London's Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Mr. Elm has appeared as an actor in film, television and on the stage. As a playwright and director he has worked with London's Fourplay Theater, University of Manchester (England), Chuka Lokoli Native Thea

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    • Junior Garcia

      Junior Garcia 

      Junior Garcia is the Dean of Culture & a Lakota language Instructor at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. He has taught Special Projects and Teaching Lakota Methods at LSI since 2012.  

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    • Kevin Locke

      Kevin Locke 

      Kevin Locke (Hunkpapa and Anishinabe) has been a Cultural Ambassador for Lakota and Plains Tribes for nearly 40 years, and has traveled around the world with his company of indigenous dancers and musicians. He is on the Board of Directors of LLC, and has taught at LSI since 2007.  His classes include Intensive Lakota, Intensive Lakota for Teachers, Drama, and in

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    • Anpoa Duta Flying Earth

      Anpoa Duta Flying Earth 

      Anpoa Duta Flying graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and is an Associate Dean of the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. He has served as an outreach and community programs coordinator there, and also teaches Lakota Language and Culture classes. He sings traditional Lakota songs and contemporary powwow songs. He teaches Teaching Lakota Methods at LSI.  

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    • Francois Fouquerel

      Francois 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, Minn.

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