Our Mission

 

WOZU (To Plant and Grow) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based out of Cannonball ND. Our mission is to plant seeds of change in the Cannonball community of the Standing Rock Nation.

It all started with an idea – a seed that was planted in hopes that a vision of harmony and health would bloom. WOZU, meaning “to plant & grow,” was founded in 2021 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Cannon Ball, ND on the Standing Rock Reservation. The vision is simple – To create a lifeline to the land connecting past and future generations.

Through regenerative agriculture, WOZU creates a lifeline to the land. We seek to provide opportunities for the community to live in reciprocity and respect the way our ancestors did. The hope is these traditions will sustain many more generations to come.

WOZU seeks to harness our community's rich history and ingenuity and create educational platforms to highlight and normalize our ancestral heritage by spreading historical and cultural awareness.

We have plans for an interpretive center that will act as a venue for our unique indigenous history. The venue will host a variety of speakers, events, interactive workshops, books, and more. Some of the focal points for this education include telling community stories, learning about traditional foods and medicines, uncovering sacred places, and revitalizing the Dakota language.

With a deep connection to the earth, WOZU inspires the community to go back to the roots of movement. Recreational infrastructure will soon create more opportunities to improve physical wellness, relationships, and creativity. Our goal is to provide trails to bike, hike, and explore that also foster a relationship with the land, animals & nature.

 

Ultimately, WOZU strives to make these resources accessible to everyone through a Community Support Fund. We are passionate about building trust through actionable change in Cannon Ball to create a brighter future for the next generations

Our Team

Wozu Inc Board of Directors

President - David Archambault II

Treasurer - Donnette Medicine Horse

Secretary - Fred McLaughlin

Leadership Team

Executive Director - Steve Sitting Bear

Director of Operations and Programming - Crystal Weasel.

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