Lakota words of affirmation. Say these to yourself today.
Wičhóiye lená kiksúya pe/po.- Remember these words. (To more than one person)
✨Wamášʼake- I am powerful.
✨Mazáni- I am healthy.
✨čhaŋtémawášte- I am happy!
✨Maȟópeče- I am extremely beautiful/handsome!
✨Makhílike- I am an awesome person!
✨Themíčʼiȟila- I love myself/ I know my worth!
✨Waánawekšiŋ- I am a defender of people!
✨Imátȟaŋčhaŋ- I am a leader!
✨Owáčhiŋmaksape- I am brilliant/intelligent!
Theníčʼiȟilapi hónitȟaŋiŋpi. They let it be known that you value yourself. ✨
Remember to be good to yourself today and all days. If you ever need reminders, look in the mirror and repeat these words to yourself.
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Alayna Eagle Shield is from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST). Alayna is currently a Native American Community Academy (NACA) Inspired Schools Network Fellow and consultant. Her previous professional work includes the SRST Health Education Director, a Lakota Language instructor at the Lakota Language Immersion Nest and as the Language Specialist for the Language & Culture Institute. Alayna serves on multiple boards and committees and is currently the Native American Development Center Board Chair Person. She is also currently a Native American Community Academy (NACA) Fellow. Alayna earned her B.S. from the University of Mary (2014), Eminent Scholar from Sitting Bull College (2013), and Master of Public Health from NDSU (2017). Alayna offers multiple types of workshops including: Self Healing, Life Coaching, Powwow Dancing and Culture Sharing, Language learning and best practices, Comedy Performance, and Cultural Sensitivity.