Wakan Tipi Owanyankapi

Wakaŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi (formerly known as Lower Phalen Creek Project) is a Native-led environmental conservation and stewardship nonprofit located in East Side Saint Paul, MN. Our mission is to engage people to honor and care for our natural places and the sacred sites and cultural value within them. Our three program areas are Urban Conservation & Restoration, Cultural Connections & Healing, and Environmental Education. Our two capital projects are Daylighting Phalen Creek and Wakan Tipi Center. Named Wakan Tipi Center to honor the significance of Wakan Tipi Cave as a Dakota sacred site, the mission of Wakan Tipi Center is to serve as an intergenerational gathering place that honors Wakan Tipi as a Daḳota sacred site. The building will showcase and expand the value of the sanctuary as a place for cultural healing, life-long learning, and inspiration. Wakan Tipi Center will open in late summer of 2024.

Grantee Information

Website(s): https://www.wakantipi.org
Year(s) Awarded: 2023