As part of The Language Conservancy’s ongoing effort to preserve and revitalize languages in North America, The Conservancy’s director, Wil Meya, is leading a documentary film project on the loss of the Lakota language and efforts to revitalize it.
The project includes a one-hour documentary film that will be premier nationally on public television in the fall of 2015.
The Language Conservancy and Florentine Films/Hott Productions invite the public to attend a showing of Rising Voices/Hotȟaŋiŋpi on September 11 as part of the 2015 International Conferences of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) at 3:45 PM at the Downtown Washington DC Renaissance Hotel. Click here for the Public Screening Invitation.**Please note that the screening room has changed to Congressional A.***
The Language Conservancy has become one of the foremost promoters of worldwide action for safeguarding indigenous languages and cultures and the Lakota Language Consortium has become the leader in protecting and preserving the Lakota language- working with over 80 schools, 20,000 Lakota students, and 8 tribes.