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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Dakota horse tradition (Sunktanka) is one of the most important Dakota lifeway traditions. Yet very few Dakota people, especially our youth, have access to horses and their beautiful healing powers. Dakota Wicohan is a regional American Indian nonprofit whose mission is to renew Dakota language and lifeways. One of our most important programs is our horse program, or Sunktanka. Dakota youth from two Dakota reservations learn how to care for and ride our horses. They learn about the spiritual significance of the horse. They participate in community events on horseback, too. Our board chair writes, "We've seen great healing and unity come through our work with the horse. It is beautiful to see the people in motion and in harmony with our Horse Nation, Sunktanka Oyate." We invite you to join us in this beautiful work with Dakota youth and the Horse. Thank you, or as we say, "Pidamaya!"
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.