Welcome To Peter Hill Interview 


Topic: REVOLUTIONIZING NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION THROUGH

LANGUAGE IMMERSION


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​ON this INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About the Lakota language immersion program
  • How a language immersion program can start repairing a community from within.
  • What materials need to be created for this program.
  • And more...
  • What a language immersion program can teach us about successful education practices

About peter hill:

Peter Hill is a TED Talks speaker and has been living and working on the Pine Ridge Reservation for over 15 years. Over time he became part of the movement to preserve and revitalize the Lakota language, having become fluent as an adult. In 2012, he started the Lakota Immersion Childcare program, which started as simple in-home daycare with five children and only one staff member. He continues to work for the program - now the Lakota Language Initiative of Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. - as its Language Coordinator. Currently, he spends most of his working hours making translations, recording audio material, creating curriculum, and working with the adult second-language learners on staff.

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