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Minnesota Flag Finalist!

MN Announces the six finalists for the flag and our designer Howes' art is one of the finalists up for public comment now! Drawn from an Ojibwe loom design, Howes created the Northern star and beloved woods or our homelands.  To truly represent Minnesota, Howes added 11 yellow stripes for the tribal nations and white stripes for the 87 counties of our state.   "Flags are a powerful statement claiming space.  The current flag is harmful in the story it tells about us disappearing in the way of progress.  Tribal people are not only never disappearing, but we are an original and vibrant center of this state.  I want our flag to represent everyone.  My hope is this new flag truly...

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Most Diverse House in Minnesota!

Minnesota's House of Representatives are now the most diverse and truly representative they've ever been.  Our friend Alicia Kozlowski (Mexican/Ojibwe) is now the first non-binary and first Ojibwe to represent our homelands here along the Great Water.  We were able to witness the swearing in and blanket our good friend.  We danced the roundy with the Representatives and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan bringing good vibes and the power of our culture to the colonial spaces.  We are so proud!   "Blankets replaced the Hide.  Our stories are that when we give someone a blanket we are helping protect them through the winter.  I imagine the winters will be strong but not stronger than Alicia's heart.  Alicia is representing our homelands along...

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