andrea valeria duarte-alonso

andrea valeria duarte-alonso is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and from the ancestral lands of the Nahuatl (Guerrero) and Purépecha (Michoacan) people. She has grown up living in rural communities in the midwest, and currently lives and works in Worthington, MN. At a very young age, andrea fell in love with reading novels and writing … Read more

Melanie Moniz

Melanie Moniz (MHA Nation) is a mother, collaborator, organizer, creative, and a lived experienced leader. She is a survivor who emerged to leadership during the rise of the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) movement across the US region of Turtle Island. Born from a long line of matriarch warriors, and following in the … Read more

Ka Oskar Ly

Ka Oskar Ly—Community Voice Ka is a HMong artist and cultural producer rooted in community power. Their practice explores and manifests innovation and futures inspired by ancestral lineage with an understanding that culture is dynamic even without words for “art” and “queer” in the HMong language. For nearly two decades, they have worked at these … Read more

Tasha Abourezk

Tasha Abourezk—Community Voice Tasha Abourezk is Mandan/Hidatsa and a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. She grew up in National Parks in North Dakota and Montana. She was raised around sewers and quilters, and  started sewing at age 8. She credits her grandmothers for inspiring her love of sewing and quilting, and her mom for … Read more

Holly Doll

Holly Doll—Community Voice Holly Doll, Anpao Win (First Light Woman) (she/her) lives in Bismarck, North Dakota and is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. First and foremost, Holly is an artist. She specializes in traditional Lakota forms of beadwork and quillwork, which her mother started to teach her when she was just 2 … Read more

Peter Strong

Peter Strong—Community Connector Peter is the director and co-founder of Racing Magpie, a Native arts hub located in mniluzahan (Rapid City, South Dakota), where he is dedicated to supporting Native artists, arts, culture, and communities through creativity and being a good relative. He has held leadership positions at The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian … Read more