Required Qualifications: BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least four years. Experience working with Dakota elders and Dakota community members. Familiarity with Dakota culture, history, and traditions. Some familiarity with the Dakota language. Demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient and able to work well independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated excellence in communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Possess a driverâ™s license and a car to attend meetings at Sisseton-Wahpeton College or other places as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to speak and understand Dakota language. Experience leading and organizing collaborative projects. Knowledge of digital file management.
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Minnesota Transform Dakota Documentation Audio Journal and Language Revitalization Staff - Job Description
About this Dakota Audio Documentation Journal: This project will bring innovative techniques to the work of Indigenous language revitalization so that Dakota people can speak their own truths and seek their own futures in their own languages.
Sisseton-Wahpeton College (SWC) researchers will conduct monthly recording sessions with fluent elders from the Lake Traverse community. These interactions will be structured so that the resulting recordings advance ongoing language revitalization goals at SWC and the University of Minnesotaâ™s American Indian Studies Department (AIS). SWC project researchers and research assistants will meet weekly in order to develop innovative language content based on recordings collected from fluent elders.
The Language Revitalization staff person will work with the AIS to support this initiative and to facilitate collaboration between University of Minnesota faculty and collaborative partners.
Duties: Lead and conduct the primary work of recording and organizing information and entries for a Dakota documentation audio journal. Organize meetings and facilitate communication between University of Minnesota faculty, Sisseton-Wahpeton College faculty, and other groups as needed. Organize and plan field trips to Sisseton-Wahpeton College, or other places as needed, and reserve lodging for attendees. Participate in the curriculum development process for the Dakota audio journal recordings. Support language revitalization staff in the American Indian Studies department. Additional duties may be assigned.
Internal Number: 340165
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