Two Novice Alpaca Farmers Create an Oasis for Community in Minnesota
February 19 2024
Raising livestock and growing a flower farm didn’t feature in Brooke Spindler and Tim Lom’s life plans, but they chose to take a chance and throw the doors wide open...
Indigi-Baby: Minneapolis Project Gets Infants Off to a Wholesome Start
February 6 2024
The Minneapolis-based Indigenous Peoples Task Force has spent nearly a decade developing baby food that's sustainably farmed and drawn from a traditional, healthy diet.
What's Made at a Wild Rice House in Northern Minnesota? Food, Community, and More
February 5 2024
Driving home, I realize the Finland Wild Rice House experience has worked: I have a new relationship with this native grain.
Minneapolis Pedal Maker Mixes Craft and Creativity
January 4 2024
At Chase Bliss, designing guitar and synth pedals is as much of an art as the music people make with them.
What We Learned: Community Creativity Cohort
January 3 2024
From 2019-2022, Arts Midwest served as operating partner for the Bush Foundation’s Community Creativity Cohort program. This partnership provided an unparalleled opportunity to connect with 40 incredible organizations who use...
These Indigenous Chefs Are Turning the Table on Native Foodways in the Midwest
December 5 2023
Chefs Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart, Sean Sherman, and Bryce Stevenson are growing the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement through their Native food-centered initiatives.
Minnesota’s Indigenous Roots Grows Through Passion and Solidarity
October 19 2023
The St. Paul-based organization has become central to community activism and artist support over the last six years, especially for Indigenous peoples and communities of color.
Two Midwesterners named as MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellows for Their ‘Exceptional Creativity’
October 10 2023
Minnesota artist Dyani White Hawk and Illinois-based statistician Rina Foygel Barber have each been awarded a “no strings attached” fellowship stipend of $800,000.
Minnesotans Line Up for Hmong Food from Yia Vang
August 22 2023
Whether they grew up on sticky rice or hotdish, Gopher State residents are embracing the affable celebrity chef and his mouth-watering wares
Friendship and Family at the Heart of This Native Regalia Supply Store
July 31 2023
Arlene Fairbanks and Jessica Travis opened a one-stop shop to support sewing and regalia-making, an important cultural and creative practice for Native Americans.