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In the beginning of time, there were some beings who took human form and others who took buffalo form. It was in this beginning that an inseparable bond formed between the buffalo nation and the Lakota human nation.
By Marcie Rendon
Photography by Zach Straw
A catalyst is an agent that provokes or accelerates significant change or action. And that’s just what the Catalyst Initiative was designed to do when the George Family Foundation launched it in 2014.
By Mo Perry
Photography by Carina Lofgren
When Michael Osterholm (BF’82) speaks about public health, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy founder has the whole world listening.
By Erik Tormoen
Trailblazing Hmong leader Bo Thao-Urabe (BF’19) and the Coalition of Asian-American Leaders help communities join forces to rise above adversity.
by Susan Du
Illustrations by Khou Vue
Marcus Owens (BF'17) leads the African American Leadership Forum into a new era for Black opportunity and connectivity.
By Michael Kleber-Diggs
Photography by Pierre Ware
Tuttle Rural Innovation Center rescued an abandoned school to engage a North Dakota community.
By Kayla Schmidt
All photos courtesy of TRIC
Bethlehem Gronneberg (BF'16) multiplies her impact from Ethiopia to Fargo and back again.
by Mo Perry
Photography by David Ellis
Appetite for Change puts North Minneapolis in control of its own food spaces.
by Mecca Bos
Photography by Ackerman + Gruber
With the Neighborhood Development Center, Mihailo “Mike” Temali (BF’98) works with urban communities to help them grow from within.
by Sarah Chandler
Photography by Hunt + Capture
How two creative collaborations enhanced Minnesota’s natural habitats.
by John Rosengren
Native Governance Center reflects on the first decade of its Native Nation Rebuilders program and the work ahead.
by Art Coulson, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
profiles by Lauren Kramer, Native Governance Center external and donor relations officer
Illustrations by Marlena Myles
Archibald Bush’s community spirit lives on in his birthplace of Granite Falls, Minnesota.