Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Log Number: NAB-250332-OLS-21

The Wowapi Opahi Oyanke - Sisseton Wahpeton College/Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Public Library & Archives serves as an academic and public tribal library for residents of the Lake Traverse Reservation and surrounding community. The library will electronically disseminate digitally recorded traditional stories (hituƞkankan woyakapi) told by Dakota Oyate elders. They will produce professional videos featuring four to eight stories in the Dakota language. The library plans to disseminate the videos at four kiosk locations on the Lake Traverse Reservation, accessible by academics, researchers, youth, and others. The stories will assist the Sisseton Wahpeton College's Dakota Iapi program and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in preserving the Dakota language for generations to come.