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sinteh-lutah Lakota
Map location of Sintaluta.

Map location of Sintaluta, SK

Aerial photo of the town of Sintaluta and railway station

Photo: Sintaluta Station, Canadian Pacific Railway, ca. 1911


Translation to Lakota is not available at this time. For more information about Indigenous languages in Canada please visit: Indigenous languages - or International Decade of Indigenous Languages -


Sintaluta is a Lakota/Dakota name that translates to “red tail,” referring to a fox’s tail. It describes how the nearby creek spreads out into a marshy area just west of the town. In Canada, over 800 people speak some Dakota at home. (Census 2021)

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