OCETI SAKOWIN OYATE WIWANG WACIPI
July 31 - August 4, 2012
LAKOTA CIRCLE VILLAGE AND SITANKA TIWAHE
OGLALA, SOUTH DAKOTA
OCETI SAKOWIN OYATE
LOCATION WILL BE ON LAND OF JOHN LITTLE FINGER, A SURVIVOR AND TAKINI OF THE WOUNDED KNEE CREEK MASSACRE OF 1890. HE WAS ALSO A GRANDSON OF SITANKA.
JULY 31 - TREE DAY
AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 4 SUNDANCE
AUGUST 4 NAME-GIVING (AVAILABLE TO ANYONE)
LAKOTA CIRCLE VILLAGE IS THE SITE FOR A LAKOTA LANGUAGE PROGRAM, SOON TO OPEN A VIRTUAL LANGUAGE THROUGH www.lakotacirclevillage.org
HONORING THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, AND ALSO, FOR THOSE WHO SURVIVED.
“THEY MAY HAVE KILLED OUR PEOPLE, BUT THEY WILL NEVER KILL OUR WAY OF LIFE”
THIS CEREMONY ALSO DEDICATES PRAYERS FOR THE IKCE WICASA- THE COMMON MAN WHO TRADITIONALLY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS FAMILY
CAMPING, WATER,AND SHOWERS ARE AVAILABLE
BREAKFAST AND SUPPER WILL BE SERVED
Leonard Little Finger
Lakota Circle Village
A SUNDANCE TO BE HELD AT THE SITE OF THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE HAIR LOCK OF SITANKA, CHIEF BIG FOOT WHICH WAS REPATRIATED FROM THE WOODS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, BARRE, MA. IN 2000.
THE OCETI SAKOWIN OYATE, THE PEOPLE OF THE
SEVEN COUNCIL FIRES. THIS NATION WAS THE ORIGINAL NATION THAT SIGNED TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES.
THIS SACRED CEREMONY WILL OFFER PRAYERS SEEKING THE RETURN OF THE SACRED BLACK HILLS WHICH WERE WRONGFULLY TAKEN. PRAYERS WILL ALSO BE OFFERED FOR THE COMMON MAN (IKCE WICASA ) TO BE INVOLVED IN RESTORATION EFFORTS OF THE NATIONS RIGHTS, AND TO STRENGHTEN FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND NATIONS ON THE ROAD OF WICOZANI OR WHOLENESS OF WELL-BEING, SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ECONOMIC.
WE WILL HONOR ANY PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS SUBMITTED. SEND REQUESTS VIA EMAIL TO: email@example.com
CALLING FOR YOU TO JOIN US IN PRAYER
FOR OUR ANCESTORS WHO WERE MASSACRED AT THE WOUNDED KNEE
CREEK ON DECEMBER 29, 1890, AT 9:00 AM
Coming Soon - Online
Lessons for the Lakota Language.
Family Classes forecasted starting soon at the Lakota Circle Village for 20 students
possible 2 Classes, 3 or 4 hours on saturdays.
10 words per session.
1 - 2 hours exact pronunciation & into thought
weakaa ~ feather.
lei ~ this is
Tunyan Cangleska Wakan Wicoti el Yahi,
Eyunskiya Napa O”ciyuspe, Wopila Heca!
“I want to personally welcome you to
The endeavors of this project has a long history, that began when the Lakota had complete control of their cultural destiny. Thousands of years of cultural development in language, philosophy, spiritual understandings flourished leading to an attainment of a pinnacle of holistic understood by only a few of mankind. Wicozani was a wholeness of well being, spiritual, physical, mental, and economic. It was a way of life, guided and supported by our Creator.
In the last 200 years, a few new people came, gradually more and more coming onto the Lakota land. The desire for the land and its resources brought about conflict and destruction to the Lakota. The Lakota fought to survive, but were quickly overwhelmed, finally being forced into confinement land known as “Reservations.”The most destructive change came about through the attempts to destroy their language, the foundation for total understanding of the thousands of years of cultural development. The forced assimilation into another cultural
for the Lakota still exists, eroding the language, as the remaining fluent speakers leave back to the spirit world.
This endeavor to stop the erosion and loss of our language
is one of the last attempts to stave off the process..
In the efforts of this project, there is a strong family connection connected to this history.
The Treaty of 1868, had been signed by our family ancestors, Chief Big Foot, and his father, Chief One Horn, and other Lakota leaders, declaring that this territory belonged to the Lakota. The treaty was passed by Congress and signed by the President of the
Lakota Circle Village and Cangleska Wakan Owayawa, is committed to revitalize and stabilize our language, a beautiful and spiritual-based language from which our children can find their own identity as a people. With a better understanding of their own identity, the losses through assimilation will be stabilized. Revitalization of their culture, and language as taught by their elders of what is important and necessary to live a quality life in two worlds, in the best of both. The school’s intent is to provide a be successful language, its heritage, and spiritual beliefs transmitted to future generations Lakota operates solely by donation and income generated through special projects. Its goal is to become self-sufficient through these activities. We appreciate any support that you have available, and in turn, we share our knowledge with you.
My grandfather, John Little Finger, survived the Wounded Knee Massacre. He was 14 years old at the time, but managed to hide in the hills above the school site, until he felt it was safe for him. He met my grandmother, and started a new life on this land. He left me with the words, “They may have killed our people, but they must never kill our way of life.” To fulfill his wish, we have taken a portion of the land, to be used for this purpose.
In all my respect to you.
Leonard Little Finger
STATUS and HEALTH HISTORY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE