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2020
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Amira Adawe is on a quest to redefine beauty. She aims to end skin-lightening practices that both expose people to toxic chemicals and harm their identities.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Fargo, ND — Matuor Dot Alier learned about leadership at a young age. As a teen in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he took charge of many other Sudanese boys orphaned by civil war and was recognized for his ability to build community and promote peace.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Dave Anderson understands the power of a home. He knows that stable, affordable housing allows people opportunities to build wealth.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Cannon Ball, ND — David Archambault II has a vision of sustainability and self-determination for the people of Standing Rock.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Rapid City, SD — Valeriah Big Eagle believes that an equitable education can heal.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Guy Bowling understands from personal experience the challenges of parenting, especially without positive role models. His lifework has focused on helping young, low-income men transform into responsible and involved fathers.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Eagle Butte, SD — Joseph Brings Plenty believes culture can help the children on the Cheyenne River Reservation find a better way of life. He experiences the healing power of his Lakota heritage and spirituality daily.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Pine Ridge, SD — Amanda Carlow is witness to the power of the Lakota language. She sees transformation in young people when they learn the language of their ancestors.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Roque Diaz seeks to inspire big change in music education. After migrating from Puerto Rico, he played professional trumpet for ten years before returning to college.

2020
Bush Fellowship

West Fargo, ND — Laetitia Hellerud was raised to be courageous and engaged in the world. Her parents modeled service and commitment to community, values she carried with her as a refugee from Burundi to Fargo.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Evva Karr is ready to rise. As founder of one of the first public benefit corporations in the world focused on digital games, she sees how few women and people of color occupy leadership positions in her industry.

2020
Bush Fellowship

North Branch, MN — Kirsten Kennedy believes that regional food systems can drive economic growth and improve community health. She envisions systems that promote job growth, equitable access to healthy food, and sustainable farming practices.