Lakota Media Player

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23 reviews
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About this app

A fun audio companion for your Lakota textbooks! Just look, tap, and listen!

Audio available for:
Speak Lakota Level 1 - $.99 *in-app purchase
The Prairie Dog Goes to School - Included in App

The Lakota Media Player is a companion to the Lakota Language Consortium series of textbooks and children's books. Just point your phone at the page and tap to hear native speakers pronounce the words. The audio guide section gives you complete access to the textbook vocabulary with an easy tap and swipe interface.

-More than 600 words and phrases!
-Each children’s book has the full text audio so you can read along.
-One free Lakota books included (and more to come!)
-Purchase additional books in-app for as low as $.99
-Augmented reality (AR) places audio players right on the page in every unit!
-Audio guide reveals the English with a tap.

The Lakota Media Player is easy to use. You’ll start out in Books, where you can select and download the content for your Lakota books. The Camera mode lets you use your phone’s camera to put audio content right on the page. The Audio Guide mode has the Lakota spellings, images, English translations and audio, all in one easy tap and swipe interface.

- Tap download to receive the content for your Lakota book.
- Tap the image of the book’s cover to enter Camera mode.
- Select a book and tap Audio Guide to go directly to the Audio Guide.
- New books will automatically pop up in the books list when they become available.
- Occasionally, new content will be added to existing books. Just tap Update Now when it appears below one of your books.

Camera Mode
- Tap the Camera to enter Camera mode
- Look at the page through your iPhone or iPad's camera.
- Looking at the first page of each unit will set the current section; or you can select it from the list by tapping List.
- Explore the page and play buttons will pop up right on the page!
- Tap the buttons to hear the Lakota words.

*Image recognition performance may vary depending on device. Try the Audio Guide if you are having trouble getting all the play buttons to appear.

Audio Guide Mode
- Tap Audio Guide to enter Audio Guide mode.
- Select the section of the book from the list.
- Tap anywhere on the entry to hear the Lakota audio.
- Swipe down to scroll through the content for that section.
- If you aren’t sure from the image, tap Show English to make the English translation appear.
- Use the Next and Previous buttons to go to the next section, or go back to the list by tapping Audio Guide or List.

About the Lakota Language Consortium:
The Lakota Language Consortium provides accessible language-learning tools and resources — textbooks, apps, dictionaries and more — to help preserve Lakota. Get to know us at and check out some of our other Lakota products!
Questions? Concerns? Please let us know!
We’re always working to improve our Lakota language-learning products. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send us an email at
Updated on
Oct 3, 2019

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23 reviews
Lets Walk
September 14, 2020
If your going to do something do it right and for the right reasons, Profiting off of something that is unfinished, just a bad as that British show and only cover one dialect, what a shame show to our language preservation efforts by grassroots people.
3 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
April 15, 2019
i appreciate the effort, and will gladly pay, and give 5 stars, but chris sun bear is right, it should be free for natives, it belongs to them, and there arent many left (natives), us white folk essentially erradicated them in the name of property and our Trump-voting shameful idiot country.
16 people found this review helpful
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Maria Elena Rieck
June 30, 2022
Amazing, I love this app!
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What's new

1. Contents of Prairie Dog book NOW included in app download.
2. Improved update system.
3. Improved augmented reality experience: faster detection and smoother tracking
4. Content Download bugfixes