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Pre-Register Now for 2021 DLSI!


To help protect the health of all our relatives, the 2021 Dakota/Lakota Summer Institute is being offered mostly online, with only a few courses taking place in-person. The online courses are a combination of live video classes and self-guided online activities through Standing Rock's language learner portal. Explore which courses are available to you according to how many years you've attended DLSI. All courses are accredited through Sitting Bull College and can be taken for CEU or college credit.


Dakȟótiyapi uŋgdúkinipi kte / Lakȟótiyapi uŋglúkinipi kte

Step One

Go to Courses to explore the courses that are available to you, according to how many years you've attended DLSI in the past.

Most classes run for three weeks but some run for just one. When viewing the course description, click Show Sessions to see the learning objectives for each week.

Most DLSI students take two courses per week, but some take just one and some take three. The times listed for each course include live video calls and structured offline learning. Any other homework can be completed on your own schedule.


Step Two

When you’re ready to pre-register, click Register from the any course page, and complete the form. You will be asked which courses you hope to attend and for how long. We encourage you to attend all three weeks, but if your personal schedule doesn't allow, you may attend only the first one or two weeks of a course.

Repeat this step for all attendees in your group.


Step Three

A few days after you have pre-registered, you will be contacted by one of our course partners (e.g. Sitting Bull College) to complete your registration. You must submit all paperwork they request to avoid losing your place to someone else!

Finally, a few days before class, you will be sent your unique log-in to our online portal. From here you'll be able to access all your Zoom calls and course materials.

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