Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa One Year Reunion and Celebration

  Please join us September 7-10 as we gather to celebrate. This weekend will include workshops for students, meetings to discuss and plan our future, camping, and a ceremony to honor those that have helped us during our journey. Those who prefer not to camp, may secure their own lodging at the Prairie Knight Casino. … Continue reading Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa One Year Reunion and Celebration



We have been busy planning!  Alayna, Blaze, and Jose were in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations Rise with Standing Rock March. We held a couple events to let people know what our future plans are and had planning meetings while there. We are very excited about our upcoming summer camp and our progress moving … Continue reading Updates

Camp Evictions and Our Future

We at Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa, Defenders of the Water School, were very disappointed in the government’s decision to ignore the call for an environmental impact study regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline put in place by the previous administration. The speed with which the drilling was completed was much faster than what Energy Partners had … Continue reading Camp Evictions and Our Future

Official School Statement

Háu Mitákuyepi, We at Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa (Defenders of the Water School) are greatly encouraged by the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision not to grant the easement underneath Mníšoše. Indigenous people, along with allies, have prayed together and stood together to say that human rights abuses, treaty violations, and environmental degradation will not be … Continue reading Official School Statement