Itancanpi Leadership Programs

Dakota Wicohan trains 50 community leaders every year through a wide range of mentor based programs, including:

If you would like information about these programs, please contact Culture & Language Specialist Sandra Jackson at

Dakota Wicohanpi: Lifeways Programs

Dakota Wicohan connects over 100 community members to wide range of training and workshops on our Dakota lifeways, our wicohan, including:

  • Art (Tawokaga) Apprenticeships with Master Artists in Tanning, Beading, Quilling and Quilting
  • Gardening (Wozupi) Apprenticeships and Workshops with Master and Community Gardeners
  • Arts Exhibits
  • Cultural Lifeways Trainings and Workshops with Guest Speakers on Horse, Storytelling, Traditional Medicines and More!

If you are interested in finding out more about cultural lifeways trainings, please contact Executive Director Eileen O’Keefe at

Waunspepi: Outreach & Education

Dakota Wicohan connects over 1,000 Minnesotans each year to new knowledge and insights into Dakota language and lifeways through:

For more information about Dakota Wicohan Outreach & Education, please click on the link above or contact Executive Director Eileen O’Keefe at