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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:45 AM

St. Joseph's Indian School - Lakota Language Lesson

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.

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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