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Rockyford Man Featured In Documentary Teaches Lakota To Preserve Language

Photo by Victoria Wicks
Albino "Junior" Garcia leads a class at the Journey Museum.

Credit Photo by Victoria Wicks
Albino "Junior" Garcia

The documentary Rising Voices features workers and volunteers with the Lakota Language Consortium. One of them is Albino "Junior" Garcia, who lives at Rockyford, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Garcia travels to schools where Lakota is taught and lends his support and energy to the effort. On Sunday, Nov. 14, before the documentary was screened at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, SDPB's Victoria Wicks sat in on Garcia's language class, when he gave a Black Hills group a taste of his teaching skills.