At 16:38 in the video President Obama says, “We want children…learning about their language and learning about their culture.” This is wrong. We want them learning the language, not about it. We realize that the culture cannot be transmitted to new generations without some kind of vehicle – language.
At 20:00 the gentleman explains about thunderstorms in English vs. Lakota. It is interesting but cannot lead to any mastery of Lakota. We must provide comprehensible input with the learners focused on meaning. No explanations are needed. Thinking is not even needed – in fact it gets in the way.