Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin

Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin (NEE-zhoo gwy-ah-ko-chee-GAY-win)

Bemidji State University’s Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin (NEE-zhoo gwy-ah-ko-chee-GAY-win) program aims to expand the understanding of sustainability. This project aims to have students appreciate and use both scientific and indigenous knowledge perspectives to help bring about long-term, sustainable changes in the world.

Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin — an Ojibwe phrase which translates to “two ways of making things right” — joins Bemidji State’s Office of Sustainability, American Indian Resource Center, Environmental Studies Department and Department of Languages and Indigenous Studies to create a unique co-curricular program.