Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is an award-winning vocational training organization teaching academic subjects through real-life, hands-on application. Through building and construction, farming, the culinary arts, and cultural preservation, our youth and young adults thrive in learning environments that make sense to them, build their self esteem, and show them they have the power to change their futures.
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. is led by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis. The project began in June 2020 and serves as a communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York. The family house, built in the 1960s, now features a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, a shared art studio, and a communal library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribal members and the broader local community.
The Museum of the American Indian uplifts, supports, and makes visible the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas by offering authentic educational programs and cultural resources to Marin and the greater Bay Area.
Miigwech, Inc. is a nonprofit organization driven by a single goal: to promote and practice Mino-Bimaadiziwin (The Good Life) by making our community a better place for all. We provide services, share teachings, advocate for new policies, and build understanding of Mino-Bimaadiziwin within Wagankising and the greater community.
We’re a holistic wellness circle of relatives that support our community from birth to end of life and beyond. We incorporate Ochethi Sakowin ceremonies and Indigenous lifeways to uplift balance within our communities and support the resurgence of kinship practices.
MWNW will collaborate with community partners to source student projects in a wide range of subjects, such as holistic wellness, Lakota/Dakota language and culture, nation rebuilding, and environmental and social justice. As our students complete these projects they will be able to earn high school credit, while learning valuable on the job and life skills.
Our team of educators will organize each student’s experience at MWNW so they learn to share — with each other, with their community and with the land — the Lakota understanding mitákuye owás’iŋ, and its four related values, otákuye wičhóȟ’aŋ (relationships), awáŋkičhiyaŋka (reciprocity), phiphíya kpamní (redistribution), and wóaiȟpeye (responsibility).