Wilma Bearshield-Robertson’s Blog
Greetings Relatives (Mi-ta-ku-ya-pi)
According to the Lakota calendar, the month of February is called Cannapopa Wi, which means Moon of the Popping Trees. This is the period when the weather is so cold it causes the trees to crack. With the advent of cold weather, it’s a challenge for students to attend class when they have young children. Sinte Gleska University has a child care facility available for use, but at a cost, so some students are unable to afford to send their children due to financial hardship.
Sinte Gleska University students are strongly influenced by Lakota tradition. Their individual educational experience at SGU helps their individual development and career choice. During the time of a student’s pathway to success unforeseen challenges occur that may impede their focus and career development.
Fortitude (Wo-wa-cin-tanka) is one of the four Lakota virtues. It means facing challenges with courage, strength and confidence. Believing in oneself allows a person to face challenges. Fortitude includes the ability to come to terms with problems, to accept them and to find a solution that is good for everyone. Fortitude may require patience perseverance and strength of mind in the face of challenges. It involves having confidence in oneself and the courage to continue even when all odds are against you.
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Wopila – Thank you