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Greetings Relatives, Mi-ta-ku-ya-pi– In our Lakota Language
Sinte Gleska University will celebrate 50 years at the center of Higher Education on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in 2020. Our students receive the opportunity to envision a career, a positive future and a productive life.
Wa-ni-ye-tu Wi is our Lakota word for Winter. Preparation for winter begins in the summer the annual winter campsites and hunting areas were known by our Sicangu Lakota O’ ya’ te’ people. The winter season provided the Oyate people time to reflect on the past year.
Our tribal historians kept our annual accomplishments, incidents and overall yearly events painted on animal hides a visual display we call a Winter Count, Wa-ni-yet-tu-Wi Iya-wa-pi. Our tribal leaders, elders and oyate were able to plan, design and make preparation to implement the upcoming year’s goals.
Continuous planning and implementation was made for the survival of the people through the winter season and throughout the year.
Sinte Gleska University serves the people of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate by providing the students with the opportunity to vision and plan a positive future through higher education.
Your kindness and generous support will help Sinte Gleska University continue our important mission to provide a quality education to help our students succeed.
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