International Theme Programming

Lakota is our International Theme

Throughout the year, visiting speakers will give presentations on their experiences with Lakota as part of Augustana’s International Theme for the 2014-15 academic year. The International Theme speakers are sponsored by the Co-Curricular Council.

Upcoming speakers will be announced this spring.

In addition to the planned events and activities, Augustana students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to develop additional ways to support the International Theme. “Mini-grants” of up to $500 are available to assist students, faculty and staff in developing and implementing programs in support of the Lakota theme. There is no deadline to apply; however, early submission is encouraged.

Crazy Horse MemorialDid you know?
Facts about Lakota:
► "Lakota" and "Dakota" are different pronunciations of the same tribal name, which means "the allies."
► The original Lakota homelands were in what is now Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota and South Dakota. Today, most Lakota people live in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Saskatchewan.
► Like most Native American tribes, each Lakota community lives on its own reservation ("reserve," in Canada), which belongs to them and is legally under their control. However, the U.S. and Canadian governments still consider the Lakotas citizens. Each Lakota band has its own government, laws, police, and other services, just like a small country.
In photo: The Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates the Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota.