Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Log Number: NG-03-09-0221-09

On behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Lakota College Learning Resource Center will implement “Woksape Tipi Taniyohila Kici” (House of Wisdom for Everyone), an outreach project that will provide additional resources and services at the college’s branch libraries in the nine main communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation. To encourage the use of the Lakota language in the home and increase access to English-language materials for preschoolers, the project will provide English and Lakota materials for parents to use with their preschool children. With a van purchased for the project, a library outreach assistant will visit the branches frequently and deliver materials requested by community members. The outreach assistant will also present workshops to Early Head Start and Head Start teachers as well as parents of preschoolers on the importance of reading in English and speaking Lakota with their preschool children.