Dakota Iapi Resources
One of the goals of the website is to create a Dakota Iapi Repository. This will be a central location for all Dakota Iapi resources (videos, curriculum, apps, links to other websites and an online module). We want to make Dakota iapi easily accessible to as many people as possible.
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- Ehanna Woyakapi: (history) of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation Unknown Binding – 1971
by Elijah Blackthunder
- 550 Dakota Verbs
by Harlan LaFontaine, Neil McKay
- Beginning Dakota/Tokaheya Dakota Iyapi Kin: 24 Language and Grammar Lessons with Glossaries Paperback – December 1, 2010
by Nicolette Knudson, Jody Snow, Clifford Canku
- Dakhóta Iá Wóhdaka Po! Speak Dakota! Level 1 Textbook Paperback – June 21, 2014
by Dakhota Iapi Okhodakichiye
- Dakota Prisoner of War Letters: Dakota Kaskapi Okicize Wowapi 1st Edition
by Clifford Canku, Michael Simon
- Dakota Texts Paperback – June 1, 2006
by Ella Cara Deloria, Raymond J. DeMallie
- Dakota Grammar: With Texts and Ethnography Paperback – May 10, 2004
by Stephen R. Riggs, John D. Nichols
- English-Dakota Dictionary (Borealis) Revised Edition
by John P. Williamson
- A Dakota-English Dictionary (Borealis Books)
by Stephen R. Riggs
- Dakotah Sioux Indian Dictionary 2nd Edition
by Paul WarCloud
- Reading and Writing the Lakota Language First Edition Edition
by Albert White Hat Sr., Jael Kampfe, Vine Deloria Jr.
- Remember This!: Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives (Contemporary Indigenous Issues) Hardcover – May 1, 2005
by Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, Wahpetunwin Carolyn Schommer
- Iapi unki tanin hdu ksan: ite icupi owapi
by Tim O'Halloran
- Echoes of Our Dakota Ancestors
by Doris Pratt
Check out the digital app version of the wonderful book "Kikta-Wo/Kikta-Ye" written by "Tasunka Wakinyan Watogla" (Ryan Dixon) and "Sna Sna Win" (Vanessa Goodthunder) and beautiful illustrations by Marlena Myles.
Includes full read audio recordings by Native Dakota speakers!
- Go to your Apple App Store
- Search “Kikta”
- The app Kikta-Wo/Kikta-Ye should pop up
Children learn and develop quickly before age five. 90% of brain development happens during these crucial early years, and we want to help families take advantage of this important time.
Receive fun facts, and easy tips each week with ideas on how you can promote your child’s learning. Every Tuesday parents will receive a message that include Dakota language to help parents/grandparents/relatives speak to their children. Research shows when parents participate in this program their children are more prepared for kindergarten.
Text TS DAK to 70138 to receive the Dakota texts!
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For more information contact Ariella Leith at 507-697-8261 at Lower Sioux Early Head Start & Head Start.