Lent WAEHMA Words from our Elders –G.G. Department of Language and Culture
Inika Waehmata itepo yoemem, Hiakim tu’isi aa yo’ore intok aa eiya, te aa nakeka aa tekipanoa. Inim bwiapo itepo Hiakim huevena weyemta hippue, huevena weemta weiya. Inika Hiak lutu’uriata wa’a itom yoyo’orasuska’u, inim bwan bwiapo inien aa toosahak. I’an intok huname’e hunaman Kampo Santopo toochiataka, heheekaka to’oka. Kaa huname vetchi’ivotuko, itepo kaa inien aa tekipanoae’an, kaa huname vetchi’ivotuko itepo kaa inien nau vicha ha’abweka aa teuwae’an. Hiokot maisi huni’i, kaa yuyuumaisi huni’i.
Taa veha te ili aet hikkahawa, hihiokot huni’i, inim taewaimpo tahtia. Kialikun te ito aet vaesaeka nau aa tekipanoa intok inien te ito aet Lios bwaniasaka intok wame uusim itotcha’aka kateme huni ket hiva iniempo aman aa vo’ohooriasakane. Ini veleeki hiva wa’a etehowame, wa’a nooki. Lios enchim hiokoe utte’esiavu.
Lent is a season that we, the Hiaki truly respect and cherish and we genuinely care for it. On this earth, we Hiaki have many traditions that we carry out. Our Hiaki truths were left to us by our elders. And now they, our elders are resting in the Holy Grounds, with an occasional breeze which touches the flowers and soil around their graves. If it was not for our elders, we would not have their truths and traditions which we carry out still and which we like to talk about. Perhaps we do not carry out things as they did in the old days, perhaps they are not totally complete as they used to be, but we still try to do our traditions the best way that we know how. Thus, we must continue to work together, to respect one another and to thank each other once we have completed our traditional ways. We must also teach our children to carry out our truths the way they have always been carried out to this day. This is all I have to say on this topic. Thank you very much..
The following is a schedule of events which occur during Lent.
Cuaresma Schedule 2018