Funeral services for 73-year old Philomine Lakota will be Sunday, September 6, 2020 at sunrise at the Lakota residence on Lakeside near Oglala, SD, with Ikce Wicasa (Family, Relatives, & Friends) officiating.
Burial services are at the Lakota Family Cemetery, Lakeside-Oglala, SD
A one-wake service starts at 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM, also at the Lakota residence on Lakeside near Oglala, SD.
Philomine Neva Lakota, “Tunweya Waste Win”, was born on December 16, 1946 in Pine Ridge, SD to Max Blacksmith and Hazel (Wounded Horse) Black Smith. Philomine made her journey to the Spirit World on August 30, 2020 at her home near Oglala, SD.
Philomine is survived by her daughter, Muriel Lakota “Wicahpi Isnala Win”; sons, Aaron Lakota “Sunkamanitu Ho Waste”, Teton Lakota, Sr. “Mato Can Igna Iya”, and Vance Blacksmith, “Pte Ole Hoksila”; siblings, Vastana Red Ear Horse, Christine Lajtay, and Fleeta Two Bulls; grandchildren, Haley Lakota, Tunweya Weller, NuVassie Blacksmith, Amber Weiler, Samaya Blacksmith, Isabella Lakota, Kandi Weiler, Christian Lakota, Tyree Weller, and Teton Lakota, Jr.; and great grandchildren, Prasayus Lakota and Michaela Hawk.
Philomine was preceded in death by her parents, Max Blacksmith “Kagi Sni Inyanka” and Hazel Wounded Horse-Blacksmith “Tawacin Waste Win”; husband, Zachary Lakota “Cetan Akicita”; brother, Aloysius Blacksmith; sisters, Lorna Blacksmith, Melvina Backs, and Mercy Slow Bear; and brothers, Eugene Red Ear Horse and Steven Red Ear Horse, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Sam O’Rourke, Clyde Little, Isaac Weston, Hinhan Loud Hawk, Marlen Kelly, Delane Blacksmith, Hunter Blacksmith, MJ Swan, Todd Johns, Hermas Red Horse, Leon Lakota III, Tom Thunder Hawk, Brandon Brave Heart, Buddy Fast Wolf, and Myles Marshall.
Honorary pallbearers will be special hunka “Misun” Wilmer Mesteth, Wanapeya Najica Tiwahe, All Hunka Relatives, All Tokala Society, Hehaka Cikala Na Ogle Sa Wiwang Waci, Red Cloud and Our Lady of Lourdes School Students, Staff, & Volunteers, Anpo Wicahpi Win Society, Dr. Josh Timock, Alex Hurder, Dr. Ebid Krokut, Corrine Brave, Peter Hill, Twila Hopkins, Judy O’Daniel, Charlotte Black Elk-Clifford, Diane Pretty Weasel, Jan Charlo, Neomi Yellow Horse, Manuel Arviso, Phil Iron Cloud, Norbert Bell, Char & Leonard Howard, Tom & Tim Bad Heart Bull, Basil Brave Heart Tiwahe, Norma Moose Tiwahe, O’Rourke Tiwahe, Chris Eagle Hawk Tiwahe, One Feather Tiwahe, Lakota Tiwahe, Waters Tiwahe, Suzanne Swallow Tiwahe, Blacksmith Tiwahe, Ken & Noreen Lone Elk Tiwahe, Ross Tiwahe, High Elk Tiwahe, Rodger White Eyes Tiwahe, Gracie Tyon Tiwahe, Rama Tiwahe, Robert Brave Heart Tiwahe, Loud Hawk Tiwahe, Thunder Hawk Tiwahe, Donna Jumping Eagle Tiwahe, Bino Garcia Tiwahe, Gracie White Hawk Tiwahe, Wade Tiwahe, Lone Hill Tiwahe, White Plume Tiwahe, The Late Dennis Banks Tiwahe, The Late Alley McCloud Tiwahe, The Late Janel McCloud Tiwahe of Washington State, Sahme Tiwahe of Oregon, All Lakota Veterans, All Lakota Language Educators, Melvina Winters Tiwahe, Emmanuel Black Bear Tiwahe, Eileen Grinnell, Bob & Fidelia Cross Tiwahe, Fred & Janet Stands Tiwahe, Gilma Stands Tiwahe, OST President Julian Bear Runner, Kathy Red Cloud Tiwahe, Mike He Crow, Murdock Tiwahe, Sandra French, I’atala Tiwahe, and All Friends & Relatives.