Dakota Language Master Speaker


Lower Sioux Indian Community

Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
Dakota Language Master Speaker Position description: Under the direction of the Director, this
position with the Lower Sioux Dakota Language Teacher and the Early Head Start staff, will be the fluent
speaker the staff, parents, and community will go to for language. They will promote and sustain a
Dakota language learning environment and with it the Dakota culture by helping raise Dakota language
teachers, staff, and parents.
Dakota Language Master Speaker Duties:
1. Ensures that the center environment is welcoming to children, families, staff, and visitors.
2. Speaks and role models Dakota language with all staff, families, and children to promote and
sustain a Dakota language learning environment.
3. Teaches Dakota Language and Teaching Methodology through daily staff classes.
4. Be in the classroom to give input for Dakota language, culture, and education
to build Teachers language ability.
5. Meet with teachers one-on-one through coaching cycle schedule to help build their teaching
6. Help translate curriculum in Dakota to create resources and material for Immersion school.
7. Assess the teachers and staff in language to ensure the school is growing in language.
8. Support staff with trainings in the Dakota language and culture.
9. Help plan Parent language classes with Lower Sioux Dakota language teacher.
10. Other duties as assigned.
Lower Sioux Indian Community
in the State of Minnesota
P.O. Box 308 ‚óŹ 39527 Reservation Highway 1
Morton, MN 56270
Cansayapi OtunweSkills and Knowledge and Attributes.
- Fluency in Dakota Language
- Experience teaching Dakota Language and culture
- Experience teaching educators in Dakota language and culture
- Experience working in an office, with children/infants
- Excellent communication skills
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or
working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the
current job, management and Community Tribal Council reserves the right to revise the job or to require
that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in
personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
In accepting employment, I am agreeing to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above. In
addition, I agree to adhere to any policy or procedure changes that may occur during my employment
with the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
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