Sitting Bull College Lakȟól’iyapi Wahóȟpi / Wičhákini Owáyawa (Lakota Language Nest)

We are the Lakholiyapi Wahohpi (Language Nest – full Lakota Immersion Montessori Preschool) and Wichakini Owayawa School (Lakota / English Bilingual Kindergarten-6 grade). We opened our doors in 2013 to the very first cohort of preschool students that received 100% of their education immersed in the Lakota Language and have continued to grow up to offer grades K-6 Elementary School and down to offer 3 month to 4-year-old daycare/preschool. Our classrooms are a blend of babies as young as 3 months old through elders 75 years and everything in between in our learning language environment.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2021