Cheyenne River Sioux tribal territory, SDUnited States
About Candace Ducheneaux
Candace is the tribal liaison and program coordinator for the Mni Water Restoration Collaborative in Cheyenne River Sioux tribal territory in central South Dakota. Mni is a grassroots, non-profit, indigenous-led collaboration working to restore the world-wide water cycle through rainwater harvesting techniques and ecosystem restoration. Mni will be hosting a water sustainability/ restoration learning camp in collaboration with Tatanka Wakpala (Swiftbird sustainable community) and Engineers Without Borders-CSU to bring in indigenous grassroots volunteers from local and inter-tribal communities. Volunteers will be provided a two-week hands-on experience in rainwater harvesting techniques and sustainable permaculture. Our goals are to build collaborations, have our selected volunteers return to their communities with applicable experience, and complete at least one pilot water restoration project on Cheyenne River Sioux tribal territory.