ALF CEO, David Perrin and ALF Digital Literacy Hub Chairman, Tony Harris visited Rosebud in South Dakota this month in order to explore global partnership opportunities with other First Nations groups. During the visit, they met with Elders from the Sioux Nation, US Academics, and Government Officials including President Obama's Senior Indigenous Advisor, Bill Mendoza, and Senior Advisors from the South Dakota Governors' Office.
Together with the Wolakota Project, we have initiated a unique International First Nations Book & Language Project. This project will aim to focus on First Nations (like the Indigenous population in Australia and others) in building a book and digital platform to emphasize not only Indigenous content, but also to infuse a capacity for language and dialect into the volumes and digital platforms, thus ensuring Indigenous literacies are given the same priority as English.
David Perrin (above right) and ALF Digital Literacy Hub Chairman, Tony Harris (left), are pictured with the Lakota princess (middle) in traditional dress.