By Boyd Huppert
"So what you're seeing is that reclaiming of kinship, in the way that we treat each other. That's the way of life," explained Peterson.
Dakota Wicohan recieves its funding primarily through state and federal grants, including monetary contributions from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment administered through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Gianna Strong is among those learning the language through the summer day camp. "I can eventually pass it down to my children," she said. "I think it's a big responsibility."