The Wakanheza Project

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  • Have you ever been in a grocery store and watched a parent struggle with their child, trying to keep them in line and well-behaved? 
  • Do you work in an organization where you can predict when you are likely to see stressful situations happen between co-workers or with the people you serve? 

Many people encounter these situations every day and are left wondering how they could have responded to the situation. The Wakenheza Project teaches individuals, agencies, businesses and communities to use principles and strategies that prevent or de-escalate stressful situations and create more welcoming environments for children, young people, families and adults. 

Wakenheza is the Dakota word for child. Its English translation is "sacred being". 

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