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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.
Lakota youth at St. Joseph's Indian School learn their Native language and traditions. Sharing these lessons and our cultural resources around the globe helps preserve the Lakota (Sioux) culture and give Native American youth hope for a bright future.
Purchase your own Lakota (Sioux) reference materials from our Akta Lakota Museum, and start learning the Lakota (Sioux) language today.
Lakota (Sioux) Phrase of the Week
June 17 - June 23
Taŋka (tonka) =
Cik’ala (cheekala) =
- 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)
Find Lakota (Sioux) language lessons here to learn the Native American language today!