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Sitting Bull RESPECTED because He kept nothing for himself. Hunkpapa Lakota.
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Sitting Bull Tatanka Iyotake (dah-dahn-kah ayeoh-tah-kay) RESPECTED because He kept nothing for himself. He gifted it all away, so that the people will learn to pray (praise). A great (holy) man (wichasha/wicasa wakhán/wakan) holy man way, teaching others how to lift up their hearts the right way.

i'yotakA (ayeoh-tah-kay)  va. to sit down. I'yotaka pi yo! Sit down! Oya'te ki~ oya's?i~ e'yotake. All (of) the people sat down. "Thatha~'ka I'yotake" Was^i'c^uya "Sitting bull" kha'. Thatha~'ka I'yotake means "Sitting Bull" in English. 1s: i'blotake 'I sat down'. 1p: u~ki'yotaka pi 'we sat down'.

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When the Lakota leader Sitting Bull was asked by a white reporter why his people loved and respected him, Sitting Bull replied by asking if it was not true that among white people a man is respected because he has many horses, many houses? When the reporter replied that was indeed true, Sitting Bull then said that his people respected him because he kept nothing for himself.” Joseph Bruchac

Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake in Standard Lakota Orthography, also nicknamed Húŋkešni or "Slow"; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who led his people during years of resistance to United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him, at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement ....

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Sitting Bull, the Arapaho's apostle, "It is thought that this new earth as it advances will be preceded by a wall of fire which will drive the whites across the water to their original and proper country, while the Indians will enabled by the means of the sacred feathers to surmount the flames and reach the promise land." told by the Arapaho. pg 28. The Ghost Dance Religion by James Mooney

..... Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull had a vision in which he saw many soldiers, "as thick as grasshoppers," falling upside down into the Lakota camp, which his people took as a foreshadowing of a major victory in which a large number of soldiers would be killed. About three weeks later, the confederated Lakota tribes with the Northern Cheyenne defeated the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer on June 25, 1876, annihilating Custer's battalion and seeming to bear out Sitting Bull's prophetic vision. Sitting Bull's leadership inspired his people to a major victory. Months after their victory at the battle, Sitting Bull and his group left the United States for Wood Mountain, North-West Territories (now Saskatchewan), where he remained until 1881, at which time he and most of his band returned to US territory and surrendered to U.S. forces. A small remnant of his band under Waŋblí Ǧi decided to stay at Wood Mountain.

After working as a performer with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Sitting Bull returned to the Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota. Because of fears that he would use his influence to support the Ghost Dance movement, Indian Service agent James McLaughlin at Fort Yates (Fort Yankton Yankton built1862, home of Yankton Sioux, Nakota People) ordered his arrest. During an ensuing struggle between Sitting Bull's followers and the agency police, Sitting Bull was shot in the side and head by Standing Rock policemen Lieutenant Bull Head (Tatankapah Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Pȟá) and Red Tomahawk (Marcelus Chankpidutah Lakota: "Čhaŋȟpí Dúta") after the police were fired upon by Sitting Bull's supporters. His body was taken to nearby Fort Yates for burial. In 1953, his Lakota family exhumed what were believed to be his remains, reburying them near Mobridge, South Dakota, near his birthplace.

Photograph: Orlando Scott Goff

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Sakowin Wasin Nagi ~ time begins
čečawage ~ (where) the thunder blasts
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sakowin wasin nagi ~ time begins
čečawage ~ (where) the thunder blasts

sha~ko~tay (Šakówiŋ) was~hin(wasin/here)~nah(and)~gah(spirit) from the chec~ah~wag~an (čečawage)

wakina ~ thunder
waki ya (wah-kee yahn) thunder
wakinyan (wah-kee-yahn) thunderbeings
wakinyan ~ thunderbird
~~sakowin/Šakówiŋ~ seven
~~wasin (wah-shee/shin)~ here
~~wacin (wah-chee) need, want
~~nagi (nä·gē′),
n Lakota Indian term for soul; one of the four constituents of the self. See also nagi la, niya, and sicun. Also considered the spirit (soul) that has never been in a man. The spirit that guides man but is not part of a man. Both good and bad.
Wamaka nagi ~ Animal spirit.
Wanagi ~ That is the spirit nagi that was once in a man.
Wanagi makoce ~ The spirit world.
Wica nagi ~ The spirit of a man.

Osiceca Nagi

ošíčeča (o~šíčA ~ka) ~ stormy
čhečá the front of the thigh
wa (wahn) a~an
wa (wah) snow
wagaca (wah-ghah-chah) cottonwood
ge (gh-ay) ask

These words together mean, the storm risen, a voice sends the law (love). The (crystalline being of light) stone (inyan) has a voice.

The historical Sioux referred to the Great Sioux Nation as the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (pronounced [oˈtʃʰetʰi ʃaˈkowĩ]), meaning "Seven Council Fires". Each fire was a symbol of an oyate (people or nation).
"The power and ways are given to us to be passed on to others."
...........Fools Crow, Ceremonial Chief, Teton Sioux

Alight Fromwithin (Holiness David Weekley)
February 17, 2016 ·
Sister Deb Bresser, do not remember the conversation, however "undefined" has to dew with the spacial fields. To know about yourself more, you must ask for your sacred buffalo robe. There who you are, these parameters of the relativity of all things and the duties you must incur are written. Four directions of hues we beam, the colors that help us spring, the laughter the knowing the glowing of our lives. I bow with you. I will be waiting on the circle for your growing. Your devoted Sister, White Buffalo Calf Woman near. Love your cheer and the questions that appear. Shining stars, you make your mark! Let us start....ask for your sacred buffalo robe to learn about your great journey across the stars on the holy arc (ark or boat between the horns, the sails we blow and the after bath of the crows "hidden spirit", the place where the field of dreams grow.

Taŋyáŋ yahí.
(It is good you are here, welcome) written language on the red road, thinking.
(The thunder that rolls opens doors.) star language on the blue road, heart.

White Buffalo Calf Woman Thunder Beings.jpg

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Mitakuyepi, cante wasteya nape ceyuzapelo.
My relatives, I shake your hands with good feelings in my heart.
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The Oceti Sakowin (the Seven Council Fires) is comprised of seven tribal divisions that speak three distinct dialects: Dakota, Nakota and Lakota. Four tribes speak Dakota (Mdewakantun, Wahpetun, Wahpekute, Sisitun), two tribes speak Nakota (Ihanktunwan, Ihanktunwani), and one speaks Lakota (Titunwan).

The Titunwan (People of the Prairie) are divided into seven bands: Oglala, Sicangu, Mnikowoju, Sihasapa, Itazipco, Oohenunpa, and the Hunkpapa.

Wóphila ečhíčiyapi – “I say thank you to you all”
((wophila equality, eciyapi (ay-chee-yah-pee) called (pi or more than one reply, to a group))
Taƞyáƞ máni yo/ye! ~ "Farewell. Walk well. male/female"

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Lakota Healing Song (Spirit Medicine Song)
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CHEWAKIYELO (ce wakiyelo) WANI WACHI (waci) YE (LO)

Lakota Healing Song (Spirit Medicine Song)

Wani waciyelo Ate omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Wani wachiyelo Ate omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Wani wachiyelo Ate omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Atay nimichikun (Father you have done this)
Oshiya chichiyelo (Humbly have pity on me)
Wani wachiyelo Atay omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Wani wachiyelo Atay omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Wani wachiyelo Atay (Father I want to live)

Lakota Healing Song (Spirit Medicine Song)

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"We Are Still Here" is a statement by Arvol Looking Horse
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"We Are Still Here" is a statement by Arvol Looking Horse about our creation story and our role as protectors of Mother Earth.
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Voices of the Wind
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Voices of the Wind

The birth of tashunka witko. In the season of Autumn was born one of the greatest men who ever lived, the mother was named woman of the blanket to rattle faced a new maternity at the age of 26 years with equanimity already blessed by the birth of a child who had now 4 Years facing this new motherhood gave birth to a baby boy, with the help of her husband that put her at ease the woman belonged to the family of sinke gleska (spotted tail) of the group of miniconjon the baby veins to light in the autumn of 1840, they called the Midwife in all the camps there is black a the baby was born and el the adagio on the cover of the little deer was of stature and thin-skinned, everyone went to see the baby first maternal grandparents who brought a gift, a copy of bags Decorated with lizards with decorations of beads. The lizards are considered the bearers of health and long life, and then lady. The rest of the family the family of the woman covered in bells to enjoy a certain prestige is also the shaman who painted the child on the face of the thin, red symbolizes the bond between the baby Is wakan tanka the grade spirit. In the days following the father I'm hosting a banquet informative honor of wife and when they had eaten all the auctioneer gave the name the baby.... a baby name over time the mother and the older sister gave a name on it called it curly for away Who had the curly hair like the mother these are the first years of the life of tashunka witko

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The sounds you hear on the wind are the voices of our ancestors still telling us how to sing and make the music that was given to us by the bird nation. The songs of our people will never be lost as long as we sit and listen to the wind. When we need a medicine song we only have to offer tobacco and listen. Soon the wind will whisper the song we need for healing or for helping the people.

Later from the grouse and the woodpecker, we learned to make the drum, and from the woodpecker we also were given the flute. Rattlesnake gave us the medicine of his rattle to scare away the bad Tokas (spirits). From many animals and creatures, we were given all the things we now take for granted.

The Standing Nation (trees) is still here to carry the voices in their branches of the ancient ones as they tell us their story and teach us their songs.

We are told that all the earth that is ever going to be is here, on this what we call Mother Earth. All the water is here and just recycles in this bubble around the Earth Mother. All the air is here and is recycled from oxygen to carbon dioxide in this bubble. Without these things there can be no life, on this, our Mother. As for the wind, it is also here and circles around the Earth Mother, cooling her and heating her in the seasons. In this wind there is all the sound that ever was and ever will be on this Earth Mother. The wind is carrying the voices of our ancestors so we will never forget who we are, and where we came from.

Sometimes I can go and stand on a hill when the wind is blowing and hear the sound or the ancient ones playing instruments that I do not know. The sound is so sweet that it fills me with wonder and peace. Bells and flutes, horns of birch bark, rattles, drums — all of these are in the wind that flows around this sweet Earth Mother. Ocean waves are in the sound as they crash on the shores. The voices of the animals and people and birds are here in the wind. All the music until now is in the wind. The sounds of people in laughter and in pain are in the wind. All the sounds of war and destruction are also in the wind.

All of my relation's voices are carried in the sound of the wind from all the places of the Earth, making one band singing and playing in harmony. So I am never alone and I am always with my people. The wind sings the songs of our people, all of our people, in one voice, in one song for peace.


J.D. Challenger

Kirby Sattler

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(Wakan Wochekiye) A Sacred Prayer by Tolec, Andromeda Council version.
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A Sacred Prayer, Tolec, Andromeda Council version. Wakan Wochekiye.

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Cry of the Earth - Part 8 of 12 - Lakota Delegation
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Cry of the Earth - Part 8 of 12 - Lakota Delegation

Published on Jan 3, 2013
In the winter of 1993, spiritual leaders of 7 indigenous nations of North America came to the United Nations to deliver their traditional prophecies relating to the earth.

Algonquin - Mi-kmaq - Huichol - Maya - Lakota - Iroquois - Hopi

They traveled from the four directions to bring their urgent messages to an audience of United Nations dignitaries and honored guests.

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Arvol Lookinghorse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred Pipe
Joe Chasing Horse, Birgil Kills Straight, Ollie Napesni
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Program Moderator: Cindy Kenny-Gilday (Dene)
Honorary Chair: Leia Boutros-Ghali

The Cry of the Earth conference at the United Nations was presented by Crescentera. It was sponsored by the Mission of Mexico, the Mission of the United States and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights.

These videos are offered with respect, and in honor of the Elders that participated in the Cry of the Earth conference, November 1993. Many of these Elders have crossed over, but their legacy remains. May their words continue to inspire through this unedited account. It is a fulfillment of a promise made to spread their message as widely as possible.
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