Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language

Veterans of the Oglala Sioux Tribe participated in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia in May 2014. Photo from Army Recruiting Center Worcester MA / Facebook

Veteran Warrior Wakte' Glipi
To come home in Triumph / Victory
By Denver American Horse
Lakota Country Times Columnist

Hau Kh'ola (Hello friend), toh niktuka hwo (how are you)? Matanyan yelo (I am well / fine). Lila chanph'a ohta keyapi yelo (Very much / many choke-cherries they say). Nahan lila okh'ate yelo (And it is very hot). Wislolye kin wikchemna napchinyunka ahke shaglog'an el najin yelo (The temperature gage is at 98 degrees).

Le Anpetu kin (Today is) Anpetu Zaptan (Friday). Chanph'a Sapa Wi (Moon of Black Choke Cherries - July) Wikchemna Nunpa ahke Nunpa (22nd), Kh'oktopawing'e Nunpa sam Ahke Shakpe (2,016). Wi Wanyang wachipi kin wichakiksuyab nahan Pila wichaya po (Remember the Sundancers and Thank them). Tanyan awachin pelo (They have good intentions). Nahan tona wowichaku pi kin hena nakun (And those that feed them as well).

Minimum Wage Law
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley released an explanation for a law referred to voters that would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage, The Associated Press reported.

Jackley's office said the measure would not become law unless approved by a majority vote in the 2016 election, the AP reported.

Opponents of the youth minimum wage law have argued that it is an affront to voters who overwhelmingly passed an $8.50 minimum wage in the 2014 election, the AP said.

Veterans' Stand Down in Wagner September 9, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, call Crystal Wilkinson or e-mail her at phone her (605) 336-3230 Ext. 97895. Submitted by The 2016 Stand Down Committee.

Happy Birthday to Takoja Addisone P. (Addy) Goings on July 17th. And our Veterans Shelter clerk Tyanna Slow Bear on July 22nd.

Until next week, Happy Trails!

(Denver American Horse is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He writes his weekly column in the Lakota language, offering an English translation of his words. He is the Veterans Service Officer for Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota.)

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