SBC Takes Part in Lakota Language Weekend

Sitting Bull College staff from the immersion program as well as the Lakota Summer Institute recently took part in a weekend celebrating the language. To read more see:

Rapid City Journal: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/weekend-to-help-bring-language-back-to-life/article_f4c36e4f-e358-55cc-8285-adde878c53fe.html

El Periódico de Catalunya: http://www.elperiodico.cat/ca/noticias/opinio/llengua-lakota-sioux-pas-mes-per-recuperar-se-5026710

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Helps Fund Language Revitalization

Programs at Sitting Bull College have been hard at work with revitalizing the Lakota and Dakota languages. AICF and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have shown a commitment to these efforts with a $1.5 million grant, Restorative Teachings, for 5 colleges including Sitting Bull College. Read more here: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/03/30/college-fund-launches-early-childhood-education-program-five-tribal-colleges-163962

Standing Rock hosting Census test after SBC visit

After John Thompson, Director of the US Census, visited Sitting Bull College in February, the US Census Bureau determined that a Census test would be held for Standing Rock, which an ND Senator reported was “real win for Indian Country”. Read more at the Dickinson Press, here: http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/4009869-standing-rock-one-two-sites-host-us-census-test.

SBC/AmeriCorps GED Project Gets Nationally Recognized

From AmeriCorps:

“Tribal Leader Recognition Day for National Service

Tribal Leader Recognition Day for National ServiceEvery day, in tribal communities across America, national service is tackling tough problems and strengthening communities. On April 5, 2016, tribal leaders across the country will have an opportunity to thank those who serve and recognize their impact on the Tribal Leader Recognition Day for National Service.

As you know, tribal governments are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact, making our communities better places to live.
We hope you will encourage your tribal government leadership to participate in Tribal Leader Recognition Day! To learn more or to sign up, go to: http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/tribal-leader-recognition-day-national-service

Read more and see SBC’s picture at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national/americorps-state-and-national-tribal-grants