Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance

A nonprofit organization

$27,688 raised by 77 donors

92% complete

$30,000 Goal

The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) is asking for your support to reach this year's goal of $30,000.  Your matching gift supports our work in creating greater equity in practice, and providing access to resources and decision making.  This year we are honoring our culture bearers, artists and makers that inspire, influence, and impact our work each day!  

We define culture bearers, artists, and makers as Native individuals who carry and transmit cultural knowledge and lifeways, values, and practices between communities.

Art and culture is an inherent expression of our Native Nations and communities and is vital to our sustainability and growth. Elders, youth, artists, makers, spiritual people, and business owners carry these assets and knowledge framed within our cultural lifeways, that also contribute and guide us. 

As part of our work we explore how to best protect cultural practices without becoming Gate Keepers, and ensuring Native arts are not commodified, appropriated, or further colonized. It is our means of resistance and way of bringing us together to imagine a new future that nourishes and provides for ourselves and families. It is a force for recognizing and valuing our people, cultural lifeways, agency, as we co-create a pathway that celebrates and reclaims lost or ignored histories and practices and honors freedom of expression.

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Organization name

Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture Community Economic Development

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




P.O. Box 40354
St. Paul, MN 55104


218 850 8364

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