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Tasunke Wakan Okolakiciye (Medicine Horse Society)

The Tasunke Wakan Okolakiciye (Medicine Horse Society) works to provide Lakota cultural, language, and hands on education services to the Lakota Oyate.
Area of Impact:

Pine Ridge Reservation, SD

Affiliate Since:

September 21, 2012

Tasunke Wakan Okolakiciye’s unique process includes returning to traditional Oglala Lakota culture and values within the context of modern day life, which is reflected by

  • Understanding the primary importance of the tiospaye. (extended family).
  • Recognizing that Spirituality encompasses all areas of our life and returning to our traditional spiritual ways.
  • Utilizing our traditional healers f…or our physical and mental health care.
  • Practicing our Virtues; Wisdom, Bravery, Generosity and Fortitude.
  • Teaching and utilizing our Lakota language and observing cultural protocol such as traditional kinship system and terminology.
  • Acknowledging and coping with historical grief and inter-generational post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Educating Adults and children about Lakota history , traditions and spirituality.
  • Regaining the balance we once enjoyed; living in peace with the earth
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