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2023: A Good Year for Action

“We have never been represented by somebody like me, with this voice, with the communities that I am bringing in.”

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What Do We Value? – Editor’s Letter and TOC

”That is the way we plan to lead,
clear on our values.”
— Clare Oumou Verbeten, newly elected Minnesota senator

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  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Missy Whiteman: Indigenous Media Innovator

“This is the way we create now — we come together and use art as ceremony.”

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2022 Changemaker: UnRestrict Minnesota Coalition

“We have been saying, ‘abortion is not an issue you should be running from, it is an issue you should be running on.'”

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Thoughts: Be the Voice of Iran

Iranians are still protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the morality police

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Her Beat

Making a documentary film is like buying a one-way ticket to an unknown destination, starting out with the belief that an idea or a person is amazing and committing to following the journey.

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Snowed In

I am a national award–winning snow sculptor and the captain of Team Kwe, an all-Indigenous competitive snow sculpting team. I

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2022 Changemaker Kimberly Pilgrim: Champion for Resilience

She witnessed the power of standing up, facing fear, and finding one’s agency — a power she has guided other women to unearth within themselves over the past 25 years.

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2022 Changemaker Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo): Racial Justice on the Iron Range

Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) was 17 years old when she moved to Minnesota’s Iron Range from Texas to be close to

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In the News: December 2022

Child Labor in Minnesota The Washington Post reports that federal labor investigators indicate a company illegally employed dozens of children

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2022 Changemaker Sarah Ingram: Changing Restaurant Culture

For Ingram, providing a superb experience to restaurant guests starts with taking care of her employees.

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2022 Changemaker Somali Sisters Network: Culture Shifters

The events of 2020, from the outbreak of the pandemic to the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, sparked