Throughout the year, visiting speakers will give presentations on their experiences with Lakota as part of Augustana’s International Theme for the 2014-15 academic year. The International Theme speakers are sponsored by the Co-Curricular Council.
Upcoming speakers will be announced later this fall.
Did you know? Facts about Lakota:
► "Lakota" and "Dakota" are different pronunciations of the same tribal name, which means "the allies."
► The original Lakota homelands were in what is now Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota and South Dakota. Today, most Lakota people live in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Saskatchewan.
► Like most Native American tribes, each Lakota community lives on its own reservation ("reserve," in Canada), which belongs to them and is legally under their control. However, the U.S. and Canadian governments still consider the Lakotas citizens. Each Lakota band has its own government, laws, police, and other services, just like a small country. In photo: The Crazy Horse Memorialcelebrates the Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota.