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Screening of We Cherish the Dakota Language: Dakota Iapi Teunhindapi Documentary
December 2, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Monday, December 2 Dakota Wicohan will co-host a screening of We Cherish the Dakota Language with Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC), Granite Falls Lutheran Church, and Yellow Medicine East at 5pm. A light meal will be served. Afterwards, we will host a short discussion on the project where the audience can feel free to share their thoughts and questions. The event is free and open to the general public.
To preserve the words and wisdom of Dakota community elders, Dakota Wicohan began recording oral histories in 2008. Elders shared life experiences, Dakota language, and community traditions in these video recordings. In June 2012, Dakota Wicohan began distilling the oral histories into an educational documentary video on the Dakota language. Community members and staff provided feedback to shape the documentary. After receiving the blessings of elders in March 2013, Dakota Wicohan is now ready to share the documentary with the larger community.
The screening would not be possible without support from our funders: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Minnesota Historical Society. Or our local co-sponsors: Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC), Granite Falls Lutheran Church, and Yellow Medicine East.