Several news outlets are reporting on the exciting addition of Dakota language classes to high school curriculum in a Minnesota community. The Lower Sioux has partnered with the Redwood and Cedar Mountain public school districts to offer the yearlong class for high school credit.
Here's a quick clip from KEYC News who went out and interviewed teacher Ryan Dixon:
From the Star Tribune:
While any high school student in the local Redwood and Cedar Mountain school districts can take the class, those who signed up this fall are all enrolled Lower Sioux members.
Next year, Dixon said, Redwood Valley and Cedar Mountain high schools will offer the class during the regular school day, just like any world language, fulfilling a goal that he and teacher Vanessa Goodthunder have had for years.