Johnson Holy Rock iȟpéya uŋkíyayapi

Johnson Holy Rock iȟpéya uŋkíyayapi

Postby Jan » January 23rd, 2012, 2:15 pm

We are very saddened by the passing of Johnson Holy Rock, who died on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the age of 93.

Mr. Holy Rock was one of the founders of the Lakota Language Consortium and served from 2004-2008 on the LLC board of directors. His leadership regarding the Lakota language was very influential as he was one of the most fluent Lakota speakers surviving into the 21st century. His decisions and recommendations significantly shaped the Lakota Language Consortium’s policies, products and services. Johnson strongly believed in the need of standardized spelling system and curriculum, and always promoted it.

In his life story -- which he recorded in Lakota -- he told how he was born in 1918 to older parents. He said that his father had been born in a tipi while the Lakota were still roaming freely along the Powder River in the 1870s. He did not start going to school until he was 8, by which time he spoke fluently in Lakota, his first language, as well as in English taught to him by his older sisters. His language skills and eloquence in both Lakota and English showed that he was a man of high intelligence and sophistication.

He was a WWII veteran and served as the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe between 1966 and 1968, and was co-Chairman of the Gray Eagle Society, an organization of Lakota elders.

Before his term as tribal president he met with U. S. President John F. Kennedy in the White House in an attempt to improve the housing situation on the Pine Ridge Reservation. His efforts helped bring the first modern housing development to Pine Ridge. He also worked in support of Treaty rights.

Johnson Holy Rock was a very kind man and one who represented the best values of Lakota culture. As he was the only son and had no sons himself, the name Holy Rock is leaving this world with him. In a way, an era has ended with his passing, as he was probably the last link to the pre-reservation times, raised by his grandparents, who were alive at the time of the Battle of Little Bighorn.


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Wičháša waŋ wawóptetušni čha iȟpéya uŋkíyayapi čha úŋ líla ičháŋteuŋšičape ló. Johnson Íŋyaŋ Wakȟáŋ ečíyapi. Líla oȟ’áŋwašte, waúŋšila na wawókiye ló. Waŋná makȟášinakiye ló, éyaš óhiŋniyaŋ taŋtáŋyaŋ kiksúya uŋk’úŋpi kte ló. Ičhíŋ taŋtáŋyaŋ waéčhawičhakičuŋ s’a.

1966 hetáŋhaŋ ómakȟa núŋm Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke kiŋ ektá itȟáŋčhaŋyaŋpi. Oglála Oyáte kiŋ líla úŋšišiya thípi na húŋȟ thičhólapi čha abléza čhaŋkhé Tȟuŋkášilayapi Otȟúŋwahe-ta yíŋ na Thiská eyápi kiŋ ektá Tȟuŋkášilayapi J.F. Kennedy atáyiŋ na kičhí iwóglake. Heháŋl Wazí Aháŋhaŋ-ta khí yuŋkȟáŋ oyáte kiŋ thípi tȟektȟéča óta wičhákičičaǧapi kte kiŋ ečhétkiya škíŋčiye ló.

Na iyótaŋš Lakȟól’iyapi kiŋ lé glukínipi kte kiŋ hé é čha ečhétkiya líla škíŋčiye ló. Lakȟótiyapi kiŋ Glukínipi Okȟólakičhiye kiŋ él áotaŋȟčiŋ itȟáŋčhaŋyaŋ škáŋ na tȟóksape uŋ taŋyéȟčiŋ wakáška-yúze. Tȟéčake čiŋ hená Lakȟól’iyapi kiŋ yutáŋyaŋkel uŋspéič’ičhiyapi kte kiŋ hé líla íyowičhapaštakiŋ na wičhákičipatitaŋ. Ókuŋwaŋžila kištáŋyaŋ yuówaŋžilakel Lakȟól’iya wówapi na wayáwapi kte kiŋ hé ogná wičála na él škíŋčiye. Lakȟól’iya Wičhóiye Wówapi Tȟéča káǧapi kiŋ hé ečhúŋhaŋ líglila wówačhiŋye, ičhíŋ yagláps’e Lakȟól’iyiŋ na Lakȟól’iyapi kiŋ lé mahétuya slolyíŋ na taŋyéȟčiŋ óhaŋgleye.

Makȟá wičhóni ékignake k’uŋ héhaŋ waníyetu wikčémna napčíyuŋka sáŋm yámni, ho čha líla káŋ ihúŋni. Húŋku na atkúku kiŋ eháŋk’ehaŋ Lakȟóta héčhapi. Atkúku kiŋ Čhaȟlí Wakpá aglágla thiíkčeya waŋ mahél tȟúŋpi, oyáte kiŋ héčhena ptéȟčaka oyé otȟáwičhapȟapi na iglág ománipi k’uŋ héhaŋ. Ho čha Eháŋk’ehaŋ Lakȟóta kiŋ hená Johnson íyatayela ičháȟkiyapi.

Waŋná wanáǧiyata yíŋ na uŋ líla oíyokšiče ló. Éyaš óhiŋniyaŋ kiksúya uŋk’úŋpi kte ló.


Johnston wóglake kiŋ lél anáǧoptaŋ yaŋká po:



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Re: Johnson Holy Rock iȟpéya uŋkíyayapi

Postby Jan » January 25th, 2012, 11:24 am

Wičháša waŋ wawóptetušni čha iȟpéya uŋkíyayape ló. Waŋná makȟášinakiya čha wašíuŋglape ló.

Toháŋyaŋ ní k’uŋ heháŋyaŋ líla wičháša okínihaŋ héčha yeló. Ičhíŋ, Lakȟól wičhóȟ’aŋ na wičhóuŋ kiŋ hená ogná óhiŋniyaŋ áotaŋȟčiŋ ophíič’iye.

Wóohitike: Johnson líla wičháša ohítika héčha, óhiŋniyaŋ čhaŋtét’iŋs Oyáte kiŋ nawíčhakičižiŋ ló. Tȟuŋkášilayapi tȟawípȟe kiŋ čhutíč’iŋ na makȟówaŋčaya ománi.

Wówauŋšila: Óhiŋniyaŋ waúŋšila na čhaŋtéwašteya wawókiye ló. Hé uŋ Oglála Oyáte kiŋ thiwíčhakičaǧapi kta čha škíŋčiye.

Wóčhaŋtognake: Ókuŋwaŋžila wačháŋtognagya ophíič’iyiŋ na iyóȟa saŋní owíčhak’u s’a. Oyáte kiŋ líglila iháwičhakikta.

Wóksape: Ksabyéyela wawáhokuŋkhiyiŋ na nakúŋ itȟáŋčhaŋyaŋpi k’uŋ ičhúŋhaŋ oyáte taŋtáŋyaŋ wíwičhakičiyukčaŋ. Lakȟól’iyapi kiŋ lé glukínipi na tȟéčake čiŋ tȟokátakiya gluhá yápi kte kiŋ ogná wičála na wičhákičipatitaŋ.

Wówačhiŋtȟaŋka: Toháŋl iyótiyekiya čháŋna wačhíŋtȟaŋgya blihíč’iye. Na takúŋl awówaši ečhúŋ héči wačhíŋtȟaŋgya šna kihélakiŋ na gluštáŋ.

Wóyuonihaŋ: Wayúonihaŋpi uŋspé. Tuwé kiŋ iyúha ákhilečhelya yuónihaŋyaŋ wičhákhuwa na líglila wičhákiwaštečake ló.

Wóuŋšiič’iye: Takúku tȟaŋkíŋyaŋ kigléǧiŋ na očháštȟuŋyaŋ úŋ yéš úŋšiič’iya úŋ na tóhaŋni iglátaŋ šni.

Húŋku na atkúku kiŋ eháŋk’ehaŋ Lakȟóta héčhapi. Atkúku kiŋ Čhaȟlí Wakpá aglágla thiíkčeya waŋ mahél tȟúŋpi, oyáte kiŋ héčhena iglág ománipi k’uŋ héhaŋ. Ho čha Eháŋk’ehaŋ Lakȟóta kiŋ hená épi čha Johnson íyatayela ičháȟkiyapi, Lakȟól wičhóȟ’aŋ kiŋ ogná.

Waŋná wanáǧiyata níŋ na uŋ líla ičháŋteuŋšičapi, oíyokšiče ló. Éyaš óhiŋniyaŋ čhíksuya uŋk’úŋpi kte ló.

Kȟoláwičhaye kiŋ hená uŋkíyepe ló, na nakúŋ Lakȟól’iyapi Glukínipi Okȟólakičhiye kiŋ lé é.
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