Lakota Circle Village, Leonard Littlefinger

Announcing




WAKAN WASTE’ UN WICOMANI
“JOURNEY SEEKING THE SACRED GOODNESS”
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SCHEDULE

March 20, 2015 - Prairie Wind Hotel, Oglala, SD
Cansasa Ipusye Wakan Woecun
10:00 AM Elders Woospe on the Lakota Star Knowledge “What’s in the heavens is on Grandmother Earth, What’s on Unci Maka is in the heavens”
12:00 PM Prayers and Cannupa Ceremony followed by meal


April 18, 2015 - Wicicala Sakowin Paha
Wakinyan Wicakicopi Woecun
10:00 AM Elders Woospe on purpose of the ceremony “Calling Back The Thunder” Within Our Spiritual Relationship in the Sacred Circle of life.
12:00 PM Prayers and Cannupa Cremony, followed by a walk to the top with tobacco ties.


May 18, 2015 - Pesla Paha Wowahcala Okislata Woecun
10:00 AM Elders Woospe on welcoming back all life as all began restoration, healing, and renewal commitments as our ancestors, the Pte Oyate. Peace and Harmony Lies Within Our Bodies, Minds, and Soul/Spirit.


June 9-12, 2015 - Mato Tipila Paha Wiwang Wacipi Purfication
4 days of purification of bodies, mind, and soul for sundancers.
We are seeking sundancers to participate.


June 13-16, 2015 - Mato Tipila Paha Wiwang Wacipi Wakan Woecun
4 days of Wiwang Wacipi. prayers for all nations to begin in the activities of restoraton, healing, and renewal for grandmother earth. women, and children

 

CANSASA IPUSYE         WICINCALA SAKOWIN PAHA        PE SLA PAHA              MATO TIPILA PAHA
HE SAPA EL WIZIPAN OGNAK WAN EL AKAN WAKAN WOECUN KI ECUN PI

The Council of Lakota Elder/Wisdom Keepers invite everyone who is interested in joining them in an ancient and sacred spiritual journey known as Wakan Waste Un Wicomani. The journey seeks restoration, healing, and renewal. Sacred ceremonies and prayers began with the Spring Equinox, and continue through to the Summer Solstice. There are special sacred sites within the Black Hills as shown in the Heavens with the Lakota Star Knowledge understandings. Special sacred prayers and ceremonies will be offered with emphasis to Grandmother Earth, and all Women, and Children.
Over the past 150 years or more, the nation, now known as the Oceti Sakowin or People of the 7 Council Fires, experienced drastic changes from near extermination to forced assimilation of their culture and way of life. Overall, the Elders see a strong likelihood of cultural imbalance causing loss of traditional knowledge unless change happens. They see the need to balance the two cultures by actively taking steps taken toward restoration, healing, and renewal.
“It is time for all to stand up for Sacredness: Sacred Land, Sacred Air, Sacred Water, and a Sacred Way of Life,” The Council of Lakota Elder/Wisdom Keepers , Please come and join us…
WAKAN WASTE’ UN WICOMANI


More information  Printable Star Knowledge PDF file 
   

New Published Article from Leonard Little Finger in Cultural Survival Quarterly, March 2014



Healing Prayer

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 

Use the attached prayer with the recording above.



 

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.
wamblee ~eagle
lei ~ this is

Tunyan Cangleska Wakan Wicoti el Yahi,
Eyunskiya Napa O”ciyuspe, Wopila Heca!




“I want to personally welcome  you to
Lakota Circle Village, the site of Sacred Circle School. I shake your hand in greeting.. Thank you for taking time to visit.” for you to share our journey and quest through photo’s, video, and writings.

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 United States.  Eight years later, it was broken after gold was discovered in the Black Hills.  In 1882, Chief Big Foot, traveled to Washington, DC.,  along with other Lakota leaders to discuss their concerns brought about from an ever increasing presence of white people coming onto the Lakota territory.  At this meeting, Chief Big Foot requested the establishment of a school for their children to learn and understand their ways.  In his wise ways, he knew that this would offer a chance of future survival of the people.  The government officials agreed to establish such a school, but never took action.  Instead, eight years later, he and his people were massacred at the Wounded Knee Creek Massacre on December 29, 1890.

 

128 years later, this school is about to become a reality, in fulfillment of his vision, by the help of many people, and family descendants. But, in contrast, as now most Lakota know the good and bad of the culture that was forced onto the Lakota.

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
ON THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION