We celebrated the completion of AICHO's newest mural that will be installed at our 2301 W. Superior Street business building. The mural is part of the College of St. Scholastica's Mural Initiative Project, which seeks to connect our students with a Visiting Artist and the Twin Ports community in artistic collaboration. Working with Artist Jonathan Thunder, this year's collaboration was with Lincoln Park Business District, in which we created two community murals: One in partnership with AICHO, for the new building in Lincoln Park, and the other in partnership with Lincoln Park Middle School.
The mural itself will be installed on the building as soon as it's properly sealed!
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Photos by Ivy Vainio.
AICHO hosted an open house celebration to highlight some of the work that has been completed at Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin throughout the course of the past year. As one of five recipients nationwide of the Enterprise Community Partners Climate & Cultural Resilience grant, we were able to accomplish a lot! From improving and expanding our urban gardens, to installing a solar array, collaborating with a variety of new community partners, and so much more - it's been a wonderful year. Most importantly, we're continuing to develop curriculum within our programming that focused on matters of sustainability and cultural resilience in the face of climate change. Read more...
Above: Youth sell worm juice, plants, tattoos with their group logo, and some of the Indigenous snack mix they created under the guidance of Tashia Hart!
Below: Ellen Sandbeck of Laverme's Worms gives a presentation on worm composting (another thing we implemented into our space).
Middle Left: The community came together to decorate a giant sculpted bullhead with pompoms under the guidance of Leah Yellowbird.
Middle Right: Ricky Defoe speaking at the opening ceremony.
Bottom Left: Landon Manitowabi sings an honor song.
Bottom Right: No family friendly event is complete without facepainting!
Photos by Ivy Vainio.
Gimaajii Youth spent a month creating a recipe using Indigenous ingredients and designing a logo for their product from Tashia Hart and Jonathan Thunder!
Edited and produced by Moira Villiard.
Film, photography, and narration by AICHO Youth with limited documentation photos by Ivy Vainio and Katie Schmitz.
Youth at the Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin building in Duluth, Minnesota are learning about healthy living and Indigenous traditions. As part of this overarching theme, they recently participated in a series of creative and culinary workshops hosted by Tashia Hart and Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Nation).
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.