Okizu: World Indigenous Canoe Nations Convergence

St. Croix River, Minnesota, USA   

Minnesota Interstate State Park Landing to Osceola Landing

6.6 Mile Canoe Journey

August 6th Camp Overnight

August 7th  Canoe Journey

The Okizu: World Indigenous Canoe Nations Convergence seeks to place the world community back into relationship with the sacredness of water as indigenous peoples and youth set out by canoe upon the ancient ancestral river way of Okizu: Where the Waters Come Together as One, also known as the St. Croix River in Minnesota, USA.

Participants will reflect upon the sacred water way of Okizu as they canoe towards an endless horizon of collective and transformative possibilities. Participants will contribute to towards the best possible future of water as they canoe up to the commencement of the Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit on August 8th & 9th.  Indigenous Canoe Nations will have arrived at the water summit bringing with them new depths of wisdom, upstream thinking, and the transformative possibilities of Okizu. With deepened insights, participants will contribute to a higher current of collective intelligence, unity, and wisdom with other participants during the water summit of August 8th and 9th.

On August 6th, canoe registrants will have the opportunity to camp overnight at the canoe launch site by checking the interested in camping box in the registration form, or notifying us at

On August 7th, participants will set out by canoe at 10 AM from Minnesota Interstate State Park Landing with lunch at 12 PM, and finish the canoe journey at Osceola Landing by 3 PM.

Admission is $60 per person. There are a limited number of canoe seats available so register early. To register for a spot in a ten person canoe, click on the button below, or email:, and call: 612 442 5399 for more information.

Registration for the pre-summit canoe event, August 7th, is separate from the water summit on August 8th & 9th. Click on the Summit page above to register for the water summit.

Map of Okizu; St. Croix River Landings