Dakota Wicohan

A nonprofit organization

$17,467 raised by 68 donors

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$10,000 Goal

Dakota Wicohan is a remarkable Dakota-led rural nonprofit organization, born from the heart of Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota), the sacred homeland of the Dakota people. Our mission is deeply rooted in the revitalization of the Dakota language, a living treasure, and the transmission of Dakota Lifeways to the generations that follow.

We offer after-school mentoring programs tailored for youth aged 10-18, where we passionately pursue two vital goals. First and foremost, we work tirelessly to rekindle the Dakota Language, a heritage that sustains our cultural identity. Simultaneously, we employ well-researched and proven methods to enhance the overall health and well-being of our young participants, nurturing them physically, spiritually, and mentally.

Your generous donation today is a pledge to maintain and expand these vital programs, securing continuity and connection through traditional Dakota language and cultural teachings. Our research is clear: cultural interventions elevate the Dakota sense of belonging and Wicozani, while decreasing suicide ideation and fostering wise decision-making.

In addition to language and cultural teachings, we provide a rich tapestry of opportunities, from traditional Dakota art classes in mediums like beading, quilling, and quilting, to a dedicated 4H group. Our 4H group not only imparts horse riding skills but also instills in youth the profound responsibility of caring for these magnificent Sunktankas. Beyond our home, we empower our youth to compete in various riding events across the Midwest, instilling invaluable life skills, all woven with the vibrant threads of Dakota language and culture.

With your invaluable support, we fortify our youth as they journey through their formative years, nurturing them to become the Dakota leaders they are destined to be. Your contribution is a beacon of hope and a testament to the enduring strength of our culture.

Thank you from the depths of our hearts.

Wopida Tanka — Thank you very much! 🙏💖 #GiveToTheMax #DakotaWicohan #SupportOurYouth #DakotaLeaders


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Arts & Culture Children & Family Community

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P.O. Box 2
Morton, MN 56270



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