You don’t have to wait until you are attending a tribal college to learn a Native language. There are now applications for mobile phones for learning Lakota and Navajo from tinkR; Labs.
Navajo Toddler was released last year, and teaches children the words for animals, colors, and phrases. This year the company is preparing to launch the Lakota app with the same features.
Company representatives Isreal Shortman, Navajo, and Rusty Calder, both owners of the company, said they developed the app get younger people engaged in their Native languages and to preserve them.
Both apps are available free from the iPhone store.