Happy New Year (O-ma-ka Te-ca O-i-yo-ki-pi)
Our new year, 2020, begins a significant milestone as Sinte Gleska University celebrates 50 years at the center of Higher Education on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Sinte Gleska University serves the people of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate by providing students with the opportunity to vision and plan a positive future through higher education.
Wa-can-tog-naka is a Lakota value meaning “generosity”. On the Rosebud Reservation our holiday season began with Sinte Gleska University’s Tribal Elder Christmas Day. Student volunteers and staff helped with BINGO, entertainment, dinner and gift giving to make the event fun and meaningful for our tribal treasures.
A new year is an exciting time to restart our lives in a myriad of ways. New and returning students are registering for spring semester classes. January also brings planning for the annual Founders’ Week, which is held the last week of January. Founder's celebrates the origins of Sinte Gleska University’s graduation ceremony, when it was held the first weekend in February, and was known as Wambli Day. The Wambli Day activities included: Miss SGU coronation, concert featuring American Indian musicians, meal, and wacipi. Later, Wambli Day evolved into our current week-long event of forums, youth night, Ms. SGU coronation and culminates with our annual wacipi. The SGU Wacipi kicks off the pow wow season in Indian Country.