2020 Mni Ki Wakan
In upholding our responsibilities to future generations and strengthening our distinctive spiritual relationships with waters and coastal seas (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Article 25), Mni Ki Wakan calls on Indigenous Peoples, youth, and relevant global actors to identify collective strategies, priorities, and initiatives for collaboration.
Explore new ways to support and strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ human rights; build consensus, and develop innovative ideas in sessions; strengthen collaboration and meaningful connections; increase access to information, knowledge, tools, and approaches.
Regional organizations who support indigenous peoples and youth are invited to sponsor regional indigenous delegations to the 2020 Mni Ki Wakan.
Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights
Collective Innovation & Collaboration
Ecosystems & Biodiversity Restoration
Water Policy & Decision-Making
Mni Ki Wakan Reports generated each year by indigenous peoples, youth, and allies detail participant stakeholder consensus, innovations, and comments that guide the Indigenous Water Decade.
Each year, Mni Ki Wakan works to build collaboration and partnerships in voicing water, and coordinating innovations set out in the Reports.
Below are four working definitions of Indigenous Water Governance that Mni Ki Wakan works to expand on through indigenous worldviews. Followed by strategies that have arisen from Mni Ki Wakan participants.
Indigenous Water Governance
Policy & Decision Making
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Mni Ki Wakan: Following the guiding mandate of Water is Sacred.
The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water convenes pre-summits each year that culminate in the annual summit in August. Indigenous peoples, youth, NGOs, IPOs, and allies are cordially invited to participate, collaborate, and partner.
Each year, the Mni Ki Wakan Report is co-developed by the global indigenous community in our all-community stakeholder process designed to guide the Indigenous Water Decade. Mni Ki Wakan invites partnerships and collective dialogue to coordinate Innovations and comments described in the reports.