Mni Ki Wakan Summit

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Volunteers are needed to help at the Mni Ki Wakan World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit.  The event will be on August 13 – 15, 2019, at the Ramkota hotel in Rapid City, with satellite camping at Bear Butte Lodge.  Volunteers are needed from August 12 – 16 at both locations.  Activities may include driving airport vans, setting up and taking down campsite, first aid (must have training), recording people’s stories, and helping in the conference center.  Please volunteer for a shift, a day, or the conference.  E-mail to volunteer and meet water protectors from around the world.    You can also call Julie at 605-212-5240 by Aug. 1st to become part of our unique welcoming committee.

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit is an indigenous-led initiative that is dedicated to elevating indigenous voices on water and human rights. Each year, it will convene indigenous peoples, youth, global actors, and allies from the international community at the host site designated by indigenous peoples.

Clean Water Alliance, along with others listed, are pleased to be Co-hosting this important youth-led summit happening here in the Black Hills.

The Mni Ki Wakan International Indigenous Water Conference will begin on Aug 13 – 15, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD. Other hotels are available in the area. Camping will also be available at the Rosebud Bear Butte Lodge, 13029 Coyote Place (located at the Northwest corner of the butte, just east of Sturgis). For lodging info. contact