Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Native Americans on the Plains
Speaker: Phyllis Stone
Mni Wiconi: Lakota for ‘Water Is Life’
Mni Wiconi “Water Is Life” is taught in an origin story and has been essential to the Lakota people over their long history. Stone, an elder of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, shares this history and the values it encompasses including the use of Mni Wiconi recently in the naming of a water pipeline project to the Pine Ridge Reservation and in the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline.