Lakota Summer Camp
For three weeks this July, 3rd and 4th grade students (including those from Sapa Un Academy) are experiencing Lakota Cultural & Language exposure activities in our Lakota Immersion Summer Camp. The goal of the camp is to give the students as much variety in Lakota cultural activities and use the Lakota language in those activities, to help foster use and understanding of the Lakota language and traditions.
During the three-week immersion camp, students are learning many aspects of the Lakota culture and using as much of the Lakota language as possible. Students are engaged in the following types of activities:
- Learning about Lakota Songs & Dances (including learning how to sing the songs & do the dances)
- Learning about different communities on the Rosebud, such as the Spring Creek Community, and learn community history
- Learn how to build a tipi
- Visit a sweat lodge and understand the sweat lodge cermony
- Learn about honoring songs – learn to sing and say them
- Participate in traditional Lakota arts & crafts including small items that can be beaded, quilled or painted
- Take nature hikes, and learn the Lakota names for plants, trees and natural surroundings
These are just a few of the activities that our third and fourth graders are participating in. Stay tuned for more updates from the Immersion program as we finish off the month!
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