Dakota Wicohan

Grantee Year: 
2014
City: 
Morton
State: 
Minnesota

Dakota Wicohan works to preserve and revitalize the Dakota language and life ways. While rooted within the Dakota community, Dakota Wicohan works across tribal and political boundaries, working to address the crisis of a mere 9 fluent speakers remaining in the state. Their vision and philosophy is that language is linked to the regeneration of Dakota identity, health and community. Language will heal our inherent relationship with creation which is essential to the continuation of indigenous populations.