Program Director at Dakota Language Institute
Jeremy Red Eagle is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, on the Lake Traverse Reservation. He descends from the Wahpekute (Shooters among the Trees) and Wahpetuwan (dwellers among the leaves) people of the Toka Nuwan (Enemy Swim) community.
Jeremy works with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate as the Program Director for the Dakota Language Institute, where he has been learning, teaching and documenting the Dakota language for the past six years. Jeremy has worked with Native American youth from all over Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota for more than a decade. One of the many effective methods he uses to reach youth is by teaching them traditional native games and other cultural activities, incorporating the traditional values and history of the games. Jeremy began his work with the International Traditional Games Society, which is based in Browning, MT. He is currently working on integrating the Dakota language with knowledge of traditional games.