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New Brighton, MN — Kaltun Abdikarani found healing from childhood trauma through faith and community. She believes in the power of human connection and the group environment to cultivate wellness in a culturally responsive way.

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Bemidji, MN — Jaime Arsenault has a gift for the challenging work of repatriation, reconciliation and healing. She believes that painful past experiences can be important teachers.

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Pine Ridge, SD — Tashina Banks Rama (Oglala Sioux Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) comes from a family committed to the ancestral language revitalization movement and to living and teaching the Lakota worldview and philosophy.

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Little Canada, MN — Rose Chu, Ph.D., is on a mission to transform the public narrative about the teaching profession. She believes that teachers uncover the brilliance of students and are a pillar of democracy.

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Saint Paul, MN — Prince Corbett is a formerly incarcerated individual who is determined to end the income and wealth gap for Black residents in the Twin Cities.

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Plymouth, MN — Comfort Dondo uses her powerful personal story to break the stigma and silence around childhood trauma and childhood sexual abuse in African immigrant communities in Minnesota.

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Saint Paul, MN — Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay believes artists can be bold architects of social change.

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Cloquet, MN — Rebekah Dunlap (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior) is determined to reclaim and revitalize traditional Ojibwe practices related to parent and child health.

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Brooklyn Center, MN — Mike Elliott wants Brooklyn Center’s transformative approach to public safety to serve as a model for systemic change.

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Minneapolis, MN — Devon Gilchrist is on a quest to reimagine the child welfare system in Minnesota, where racial disparities are some of the highest in the country.

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Richfield, MN — Emilia Gonzalez Avalos is intent on closing economic, health and leadership gaps for Latinas in Minnesota.

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Sisseton, SD — Erin Griffin (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) envisions Makoce ataya Dakota Oyate kin Dakota iapi kte, a future where the Dakota Oyate will speak the Dakota language everywhere.