4/17/2013 First Person Radio with Dr. Clifford Canku

 

 

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, April 17 as she talks with Dr. Clifford Canku and Michael Simon authors of  "The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters: Dakota Kaskapi Okicize Wowapi" published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The letters, translated by the authors, reveal the prolonged agony of warriors denied treatment as prisoners of war and instead treated like criminals without any rights whatsoever. Dr. Canku and  Mr. Simon are both fluent in Dakota and provide to the public for the first time these transcriptions. 
 
Dr. Clifford Canku is an assistant professor of Dakota studies at North Dakota State University. He is a co-author of Beginning Dakota and the Beginning Dakota Teacher’s Edition.
 
Michael Simon is an instructor of Dakota language for the Moorhead (Minnesota) Public Schools. Both are retired Presbyterian ministers and enrolled members of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.
Playlist Tracks: 
Dr. Clifford Canku - assistant professor of Dakota studies at North Dakota State University
Topics: Translation of The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters: Dakota Kaskapi Okicize Wowapi" published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Air Date: 
April 17, 2013

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