Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance

A nonprofit organization

$22,885 Raised by 59 Donors

92% complete

$25,000 Goal

The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) is asking for your support to reach this years goal of $25,000.  Your gifts will support Indigenous entrepreneurs and artists to have access to markets and business supports they need.

Your donation to MNIBA is crucial, and we will explain why...  Our impact focuses on creating equitable outcomes for Native entrepreneurs and artists. We achieve this impact every day by being a critical resource hub and connector linking entrepreneurs and artists to opportunities that support, elevate, and showcase Native innovation. When we combine their strengths with our strengths, the growth is unstoppable.

MNIBA is privileged to work with brilliant and innovative Indigenous entrepreneurs like Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing.   Thomas Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. He has co-authored/authored books on Ojibwe history and culture, education, fiction and racism. Elizabeth Albert-Peacock is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. She was a faculty member in the Education Department of the University of Minnesota Duluth for many years.

Together they are creating a pathway for Native writers and illustrators to publish their works, using their voice and their art to promote cultural literacy for everyone.    To learn more about this amazing couple, please watch their video!



Recently, we met another author at a photoshoot MNIBA is co-sponsoring for Native artists.    Her book Takoza is published by Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing.

Tanaǧidaŋ To Wiŋ is a Dakota and Ojibwe mother.  She is the author of Takoza: Walks With the Blue Moon Girl, Animals of Khéya Wíta, and Animals of Nimaamaa-Aki. She is a creator and has always loved to write. She believes in the healing power of storytelling.

Each artist receives headshot imagery and up to five product shots in both high and low resolution.  This positions them to build a professional portfolio of work and to leverage grant and contracting opportunities.  It is through these opportunities that MNIBA levels the playing field and clears a pathway forward for economic justice, self-sufficiency, and equitable outcomes for our People.

We have learned through COVID-19 that the way we are used to conducting business has been irrevocably changed. We will continue to assist Native entrepreneurs and artists how to navigate this new pandemic world by being nimble, and having the ability to pivot and be responsive to their customers in new ways. Your donation will help us secure our $25,000 goal so MNIBA can to continue to promote and expand the visibility, genius and indigenuity of our Native entrepreneurs and artists in Minnesota.                                                                                                                                                

 
 

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance

Tax id (EIN)

81-5041824

Categories

Arts & Culture Community Economic Development

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Address

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

Phone

218 850 8364

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