What is Otȟókahe?
An online hub for Dakota/Lakota language courses taught across Standing Rock and beyond. The speaker who gave the name explained it in two ways: (1) a beginning, and (2) taking the lead. Wherever you are in your language learning, we're here to help.
Together While Apart
Using technology to help you learn language while we socially distance
Each course is blend of live video classes and self-paced assignments (and support in-person classes too)
In One Place
Get access to all your video calls, presentations, flashcards, and other materials with a single login
From Strength To Strength
Sequenced courses that build upon each other, starting at beginner and intermediate levels
Hear The Language
Learn through video and audio of real-life speech – and upload your own
Diversity Of Dialects
Focus on your dialect while practicing with students of all three
Stories, teachings, and history that help you understand the language you're learning
Commit To Memory
Spaced repetition technology helps you review phrases just as you're about to forget them