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2018-02-08 / Voices

Sacred Hoop Okh’olakichiye (Society).

BY DENVER AMERICAN HORSE
OGLALA LAKOTA

Hau Kh’ola (Hello friend), toniktuka hwo (how are you)?

Matanyan yelo (I am well / fine). Watohanl, Pedro echa Oglala Lakh’ota oyate Chanksa-yuha keya pi (Once upon a time, they said Pedro was an OST policeman). H’tayetu wan el (One evening), tiche sha-sha hingle kin kpa ile (he turned on his red lights) nahan (and) iyechinka-iyanke wan inajin ye (stopped a car); glichu na uma iyechinka-iyanke ekta mani ihuni (he got off and walked over to the other car). Kah’ape yanke echiyatanhan ojanjangle el katoto (He knocked on the driver’s side window) cha kah’ape kin ojanjangle yuhukul ikikchu (so the driver pulled her window down), hehani na wanchagna (already and right away) mni-washte mna, chanli-oshota na mnipig’a iyuskilya omna (he smelled perfume, cigarette smoke and beer together all at once)! Wanyanke el (He seen) iyechinka-iyanke he winyan ya ojula yanka pi (that the car was full of women) na wanchagna ho washte-shte ya wokiyaka pi (and right away they talked to him in pretty sounding voices): “Chanksa-yuha, lila owanyang ni washte kshto” (“Officer, you look really good”)! “Lila owanyang ni ph’e kshto” (“You look really sharp”)! Nakun ajojo pi (They also whistled at him) - Winyan kin lila ith’unph’a pi na asha pi keye (The women really praised and admired him) chanke wa-ektunktunje na ata iglushnashna (so he became forgetful and all shook up) lol! Owichayuspe kta iyukchan shkh’a (He meant to arrest them, however) ikcheya iyoph’e / iwanyang ichun wi-chashi (he just gave them a verbal warning) nahan awichayushtan (and let them go). Nahanl (And then) chanksa-yuha iyechinkaiyanke th’awa ekta kihuni (he went back to his police car); lazatahan tiopa kin glug’an na mahel iyotake (he opened the back door and got inside) na tiopa kin nakith’ake (and shut his door).

Le Anpetu kin (Today is) Anpetu Nunpa (Tuesday) hinhani lah’chi (early in the morning). Chanaph’opa Wi (Moon of Popping Trees - February) Shakpe h’chi (6th), Kh’oktopawing’e Nunpa sam Ake Shaglog’an (2018). Th’ankal osni wislolye kin Ake Zaptan el he (Outside the temperature is at 15 degrees) na (and) th’ate kin Shakowin hehan Itokag’ata Itokag’a Wi-hinaph’e etanhan kalu welo (and the wind is 7 mph from South South East). Nakun chu-mah’piya (And cloudy also).

The American Legion Mid- Winter Conference is coming up in two weeks at Oacoma, SD., near Chamberlain. We hope to see you there.

In closing, i would like to leave you with a Lakh’ota sentence (Oeye): Chi kh’e shni yelo, (Male would say) = I did not mean you. Chi kh’e shni kshto, (Female would say) = I did not mean you. Oko ichinunpa kin (Next week), ake wo-unglakin kte lo (we will talk again).

Toksha ake (Before too long, again).

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