About Wicoie Nandagikendan

The first Indigenous urban preschool immersion program created in Minneapolis. Partnered with Four Directions Family Center.

Our Story Vision


Your child does not need to know Dakota or Ojibwe to be enrolled.

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Our Classrooms

Inside the Ojibwe and Dakota classrooms

Ojibwe Classroom Dakota Classrooms


Our Sacred Foods Project

Cultivating tradition by recultivating the land and it’s knowledge.

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Our vision

To build a thriving environment for indigenous language learning in Minnesota’s communities where it becomes a part of life.

  1. Enhancing self-efficacy and self-esteem
  2. Developing leaders through language and culture
  3. Sparking a lifelong appreciation for learning, retaining and sharing language, and culture
  4. Engaging community through opportunities around language and culture
  5. Providing culturally relevant curriculum and material
School History

How Does Language Immersion Education Benefit Native Children?

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Step into the classroom at Wicoie Nandagikendan, a preschool program at the Little Earth Community in Minneapolis that immerses children in the Dakota or Ojibwe language and culture.

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