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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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    • Kevin Locke

      Kevin Locke 

      Kevin Locke is Lakȟóta and Anishinaabe and a world famous visionary hoop dancer, storyteller and player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute. He is a highly proficient speaker of the Lakota language, and integrates his language and culture into his teachings of global citizenship. He is on the Lakota Language Consortium's Board of Directors and has taught at LSI since 2007.

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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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    • Áŋpaó Dúta Flying Earth

      Áŋpaó Dúta Flying Earth 

      Áŋpaó Dúta Flying Earth is from Standing Rock Reservation and also carries White Earth Ojibwe and Akimel O’odham ancestry. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Government. He is head of the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM, which he helped open in 2006, and where he also teaches Lakota language and culture classes.

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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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