TIYOSPAYE WINYAN MAKA
Extended family of Women of the Earth
to promote alternative housing and energy and support nutritional and educational sovereignty for indigenous women and their families
A VISION TO
LEAD THE WAY…
Elissa Tivona (left) with Tiyospaye Winyan Maka Director, Christinia Eala
We continuously strive to create support networks, to encourage self-help, to promote healing, and a sustainable lifestyle for indigenous women, youth, and families, whether living off or on the reservation. All of our programs embody our commitment to the Lakota value of wicosani, which means to walk in balance with the four aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. By combining traditional values with educational training in sustainable building practices, we strengthen the capacity and confidence of indigenous people to lead the was as engaged and effective stewards of the Earth's resources.