Log Number: NAE-250420-OLS-21
Wowapi Opahi Oyanke Public Library and Archives of Sisseton Wahpeton College will increase capacity by training staff and interns, offering new print and digital resources to the college and community, and strengthening its evaluation tools. The library will develop culturally enriching programs, including family fun nights with an emphasis on Dakota language. It will leverage the successful Dakota Iapi Voices of Our Ancestors program where elders share language and culture with youth and families in South Dakota's Lake Traverse community. This approach will prioritize an indigenous way of learning by engaging participants in daily activities and games, with a goal of increasing the number of second language Dakota speakers.