Moon When Wolves Run Together

Long ago, an old wolf came to that time when his life on earth could last no longer.
"My people," he said,
"you can follow my footsteps when time comes for you to join me in the skyland."
Then he left the earth, climbing higher and higher,
and each place he stepped
the sky filled with stars.

Skunk man-t-tu tan-ka,
we call the wovles,
the powerful spirits
who look like dogs.
When they climb the hills
to lift their heads and sing
toward that road of stars,
their songs grow stronger
as they join their voices.

So, in this moon, we climb the hills,

lift our eyes toward the Wolf Trail
and remember that our lives
and songs are stronger
when we are together