Nake Nula Waun (nah-kay new-la wah-oon):
I am always ready
Specific time reference:
Anpo ki - at dawn
Wicokan hiyaye ki - noon, “when the sun is in the middle of the journey”
Wimahel iyaye ki - sunset, “when the sun went in”
Hancokanyan ki - midnight, “middle of the night”
Sunrise, Midday, Sunset, and Midnight are four important times in the day when working with energy and the power that surrounds an individual. Other specific time references occur between these four times. A long time ago, when we did not mark time by the clock, we divided the day into these categories. For us, these times were specific and we knew when to be somewhere. Nake nula waun welo/ksto.. I am always ready.. This is the true “INDIAN TIME”
Lakota Word of the Week
Every week we will post a new word/words
All lessons in honor of, and from, Albert White Hat, Sr and his book
READING AND WRITING THE LAKOTA LANGUAGE
Available at the Sinte Gleska University bookstore and online book sellers.
Accreditation and Sinte Gleska University – A Short History
Sinte Gleska University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC – formerly the North Central Association) since 1983. Because SGU is accredited, colleges and universities across the United States will review courses that students take at SGU and will consider them for transfer.
For more information, and to see the most recent correspondence from HLC to SGU, click on the HLC logo