Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa-Defenders of the Water School

For: Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa
North Dakota
Organizer: Defenders of the Water School
$38,691
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The Story

Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa is serving the children and families of the protectors camp community who choose home education. Located in Oceti Sakowin camp the school offers lessons in Lakota language and tradition as well as traditions taught by members of the many tribes that are here, core subjects, and workshops on other topics from volunteers that visit. If you are interested in helping at the resource school please call (701)390-9163 to learn how. 

Due to overwhelming generosity we no longer have a need for traditional school supplies but we do have an ongoing need for financial support.  In addition to the funds needed for operating expenses, we are working on collecting enough to purchase a solar and wind rig for our buildings as well as researching composting toilets to find ones that will be able to serve our needs.

We are also currently in need of used diesel 15 passenger van that can be donated, we plan to convert it to run on bio fuels. If you are able to donate one to our resource school please contact us at (701)390-9163. We would be interested in other vehicles that are able to hold over 5 passengers and could be used in the snow to transport smaller groups of children and be used to pick up supplies.

Every donation helps us to continue to provide this vital resource for families as they protect our water. Thank you for being part of our extended community. We could not function without your mental, physical, and financial support. We are grateful for all of you. Please follow our website for blogs, information on the school, and to learn more about our volunteer staff!

Philámayaye (Thank You)
The Students and Volunteer Staff of Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 24, 2016

Posted on November 24, 2016

Thanks to your generous support we were able to put up our first yurt a couple weeks ago! The students and teachers worked together with other members of the camp community to build this winter worthy structure! We have much more work to do and with our extended communities continued support we know that we will be able to accomplish our goals! You can find pictures of the build on the fundraising page!

Posted on November 11, 2016

Posted on November 11, 2016

Please make sure the amount or name are not anonymous this week if you have donated $150 or more so that we can get you the beautiful print that Rafael Rodriguez is offering. If you have sent a donation in that amount and not received an email about the photo please email us at [email protected]

Posted on October 27, 2016

Posted on October 27, 2016

Our children are wonderful. They understand that we will defeat the black snake peacefully. They are also cold. We need a winter structure as soon as possible. Please share the fundraiser and watch this amazing piece on the school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZwhq1z11Nw&feature=youtu.be

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