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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:45 AM

St. Joseph's Indian School - Lakota Language Lesson

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St. Joseph's Indian School knows without language, a culture dies.

Preserving and promoting awareness of the Lakota (Sioux) language is makes a difference for all Native American children but is an especially important step in helping Lakota children like the youngsters at St. Joseph's Indian School.


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Lakota (Sioux) Phrase of the Week

October 22 - 28

C han wa pi ka sna wi = Moon of Falling Leaves - October

Lakota Words

◦Hawk četaŋ (chehtahn)
◦Coyote mayaleca (mahyahshlehchah)
◦Otter ptaŋ (ptan)
◦Porcupine pahiŋ (pahheen)
◦Prairie Dog pispisza (pishpeezah)
◦Big taŋka (tonka)
◦Little cik’ala (cheekala)
◦People oyate (oyate)
◦Friend kola (kola)
◦Holy wakaŋ (wakan)
◦Pray čekiya (chekeya)
◦Medicine pejuta (peyjuta)


More at: http://www.stjo.org/site/PageServer?pagename=culture_language

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