10/20/16 PRIORITY: Defenders of the Water School: "We need to hit $5,000 by Friday night so that the teachers can go and buy some of the supplies to prepare for winter. Things that can not be shipped. Please help if you can! IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY! Thank you!" https://www.youcaring.com/mn-wi-h-ni-nak-i-i-ow-yawa-675427
Current needs: 1) Teachers! One of our school's main goals is to share and value traditional indigenous knowledge. If you have a skill, story, or language proficiency, please consider sharing it with our students (over either a single class or a series of days). 2) Full tipi structures: poles, covers, and liners. (If you just have poles to share, we may also be able to use those!) 3) Solar lighting systems (Bonus points if you are able to help install them!) 4) Wifi hotspot (hardcore enough for our lack of cell phone service and our North Dakota winter) with 6 months of pre-paid service 5) Winterized yurts with a stove and snow, wind, and extreme cold packages 6) Your favorite book by an indigenous writer! Help us build the most amazing indigenous library in the world! 7) Children's books with an environmental/water focus, especially those with an indigenous perspective 8) For everything else, there's amazon! We keep this list constantly updated and the items ship right to us.