May 19th, 2014 Last Updated on: May 19th, 2014
Back in 2011, 20 episodes of The Berenstain Bears series were dubbed with the Lakota language and began airing on public television in North and South Dakota under the title Matȟó Waúŋšila Thiwáhe (“The Compassionate Bear Family”). The Lakota Berenstain Bears Project is a joint venture of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Lakota Language Consortium, with the goal of bringing the Lakota language to television sets across Indian Country.
My little guy watched a whole episode, not even caring that it was a language he didn't understand. Too bad they don't have a Comanche version! What other languages would you like to see the series dubbed with?
The first episode is “Trouble At School: Owáyawa-ta Wóiyotiyekiye” Watch the full episode below:
You can watch all 20 episodes on the Lakota Bears website.
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