Reviving A Language On The Knife’s Edge Of Extinction
Sacheen Whitetail-Cross prepares a hands-on activity involving colors and rice for the Nest.
Tom Red Bird speaks only Lakota with a little boy as they work on a puzzle together.
Two children sort out who gets to play with what in a discussion which involved a mix of English and Lakota.
Tom Red Bird takes a moment to finish a project while the children are engaged in an activity.
Sacheen Whitetail-Cross loves her job, but not nearly as she has come to love the children she teaches at the Nest. She hugs a learner and offers words of encouragement to him.
Artist and author S.D. Nelson is also an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Whitetail-Cross is working with Nelson and the State Historical Society of South Dakota to acquire permissions to print Nelson's works in the Lakota language. Buy your copy from the
Tipiziwin Young engages the children in an activity. The children enthusiastically respond with requests for pictures of various faces and feelings.