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Duzahan Mani Win Oyoke (Doris Pratt)

Elder Doris Pratt, also known as Duzahan Mani Win (“Walks Fast Woman”), from Wipazoka Wakpa (Sioux Valley Dakota Nation), draws from the goodness of her heart and the compassion she holds for her Dakota people by retaining and revitalizing the language and culture.

She earned her bachelor of teaching degree, bachelor of education degree and master’s in education from Brandon University, and holds an educational specialist degree from the University of Arizona. She’s a recognized official translator of the Government of Canada Translation Bureau. She strives to instill pride and motivation in her students, teaching staff, and the community.

Echoes of Our Dakota Ancestors
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Sioux; Dakota;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Enjoy imakhmakhap woyakapi (enjoyments that are told) in Dakota. Each chapter in this charmingly illustrated booklet focuses on a month of the year, with stories, poems and songs in the Dakota language. Doris Pratt, a long time language teacher and material developer, shares this Dakota collection to help students learn and practice the language.

Educator Information
This book is written in the Dakota language. It is useful as a total Dakota language program or can be used to supplement any Dakota language course. It is suitable for adult language courses. Included in the appendices are explanations of the Dakota language and a prayer by Hector Bunn.

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