Lakota Berenstain Bears 'Go To School'


Every week ICTMN is posting a different episode of the Lakota language version of Berenstain Bears, or Mat?ó Waú?šila Thiwáhe—The Compassionate Bear Family. While it is a children's cartoon, the goal of recreating this well-known show in Lakota is to help revitalize the language, so adults can brush up on their Lakota, or learn the language with their children.

In this episode, Too-Tall and his gang tease Sister about how hard third grade will be and how strict her new teacher is while Brother tries to convince her not to worry. Mama recounts that Sister felt the same when starting kindergarten, and sure enough, Sister ends up enjoying third grade.

Click here if you missed the "Trouble at School" episode.

Click here if you missed the "Visit the Dentist" episode.

Click here if you missed the "Mighty Milton" episode.

Click here if you missed the "Mama's New Job" episode.

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