Lakota in Canada


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Introduction / History

The Lakota (aka Sioux) have the distinction of being the last tribe subdued by the United States in 1890. Most live on five reservations located in the north-central US. A smaller number live further north in Canada. Their homeland includes the extensive Black Hills, which they regard as sacred. For this reason, they strongly object to mining efforts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

On the reservations the Lakota people often live in dilapidated mobile homes without running water or heating. Many children do not attend school.

There is forced assimilation. Lakota people feel like their culture is being taken from them. There is a general sense of hopelessness that is holding them back. Part of this comes from being taught “self-hate” as one of them puts it.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lakota have their own traditional religious practices, but more than half are now Christian.


What Are Their Needs?

There are many serious issues being faced by the Lakota people on both sides of the border. About 80 percent of their adults are addicted to drugs or alcohol. This has resulted in many children being raised by grandparents or by the oldest daughter in the family.


Prayer Points

Pray for Lakota people to find their sense of worth and dignity in Jesus Christ leading them to flourish as a community.

Pray for the Lord to raise up many Lakota people with the ability to develop honest businesses that will employ others and bless their community.

Pray for Lakota disciplers and evangelists.


Scripture Prayers for the Lakota in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakota_people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSeXSDw29S4

http://indians.org/articles/lakota-indians.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5hpuifMj7U


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lakota
People Name in Country Lakota
Alternate Names
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 58,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12958
ROP3 Code 105594
ROP25 Code 304555
ROP25 Name Lakota
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saskatchewan province: Wood Mountain Reserve.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saskatchewan province: Wood Mountain Reserve..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lakota (2,700 speakers)
Language Code lkt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lakota (2,700 speakers)
Language Code lkt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lakota

Primary Language:  Lakota

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1985-2007)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Lakota YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Lakota YouVersion Bibles
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