Support Our Vision
Hipéexnu' is a native led 501 (c)3 non profit organization.    
The mission of Hipéexnu' derives from the humanitarian actions of the late Dr. Horace Axtell, a Niimiipuu (Nez Perce), and a life-time resident of Idaho. This non-profit will follow his example of dedicating his life to his family, people, culture, language, and waláhsat.  The target population is all of the Columbia River Tribal youth. 
Hipéexnu' is in its beginning stages with gigantic goals. One being that our children or grandchildren will one day, proudly say, "Nimiipuutimt is my first language!"
  • Tiny Tots Learning Center - Lapwai, ID
  • Hopa Mountain - professional guidance and motivator, & Strenghthening the Circle (STC) - Bozeman, MT
  • Idaho Humanties Council (IHC) - Boise, ID 
  • Sahaptin Language Advocates - Kristen Parr, CTUIR Master Umatilla-Nez Perce Language speaker; Leslie Moses & Jewie Davis of the Colville-Niimiipuu; and all the language houses, nests, immersion programs/schools and revitalization projects that motivate us to keep Holding-On.
  • 7TH GENERATION - Arcata, California
Contribution by written check:

Checks can be made out to:

Hipéexnu'  Kii'u Nuun Wisiix. INC

and mailed to: 


PO Box 415

Lapwai, ID 83540


Secure on-line Donation
 tíim’eenit nóonm’ax  - Our Wish List
  • kícuy cepelixnikew’éet’ayn – Money to fund staff/workers

  • picqu’yet’ayn – for copying – Scanner

  • sapáaqt’ayn – tv   we'npleyléeke's - recorder

  • t’íipitpe – (in the clouds) – the Internet – WIFI bill

  • kal’a kímti x̣eléewit’es witelikin - Like New stuffed animals

  • kal’á kímti samqíit x̣eléewit’es’ayn - Like New Dress-up clothes & like new costumes

  • tíim’en’es – crayons/markers/pens

  • ’atamóoc - car maintenance (gas cards would be great!)

  • cepée'let'pe's – camera

  • mic'yóox̣o't'as – radio

  • kícuyneewit  – operations

Hipéexnu'  is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

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Phone: 208.816.6552



PO Box 415

Lapwai, ID 83540

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Hipéexnu’. kíi’u núun wisíix.   They will see. This is truly us.