Makoce Waste, Wiconi Waste (Sweet Land, Sweet Life)

Who We Are

2014.Scott 031Scott Wilson has an academic background in history and American Indian studies, but his breadth of knowledge comes from his love of learning and a broad-range of skills and life experiences.  Throughout his life he has performed a variety of jobs including working for an outfitter guiding pack-trips in the mountains of Wyoming, serving Upper Sioux youth as a counselor in the schools and as a Dakota language immersion preschool teacher, selling motorcycles, being a stay-at-home dad, beekeeping, gardening, and most recently, receiving his Level I ETA certification in photovoltaics.  In addition, he has served on the boards of Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) and the Milan Village Arts School.  As a lover of the natural world, Scott has been a long-time critic of mainstream consumer society, always seeking ways to live with more integrity and authenticity.  In addition to his relatively recent interest in natural building, his other long-term passions include motorcycle riding, playing guitar, wood-working, archery, hunting, hiking, and canoeing. 2014.Scott 018

In 2009, Scott took his first wood-turning class and began using a power lathe.  In 2011 he built his own spring-pole, foot-powered lathe and has been turning out hand-carved bowls since then.  When he is not turning bowls, he is likely strumming a flamenco melody on his guitar or carving spoons or knives out of bits of wood.

Scott has been a dedicated husband and father. Waziyatawin was his partner for 28 years and they raised three children together.

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4 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. Beautiful site. Very inspirational and thought provoking. It was wonderful to meet the both of you at the Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, WI. Good fortune to you with the rest of your build. -Richard & Becky Flatau


  2. One more thought. We were blessed to work at White Earth in Naytahwaush in 2009 and 2010. Here is who we bonded with.
    Richard & Becky Flatau


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