Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
September 28, 2010
Dakota iapi nina teunhidapi. We all cherish our Dakota language. As a former grantmaker in Native Language Revitalization, there are efforts underway among Indigenous people throughout the world to renew, restore and revitalize language. Language is the root of a people's identity, culture, knowledge systems and lifeways. I support wholeheartedly the efforts of AAIA to revitalize the Dakota language for a new generation. The academic benefits of language and culture based education for Native students is well-documented.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The language materials developed by this organization have been invaluable to other organizations engaged in similar work. They have filled a critical niche in the development of Dakota language materials, and have formed several key partnerships.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & Funder/supporter.