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(Odawa) is a freelance artist, photographer and photojournalist who specializes in Native images of culture, life and dance. Born in Northern Michigan, Minnie is recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Excellence in Photojournalism. She has worked for the Associated Press, the Michigan State University Museum and various tribes throughout the Midwest and Canada. Her work includes custom design and photography.


“I want people to get a true picture of who the true Anishnaabek (First People) are.” Minnie wants future generations to look at her photographs and remember the Anishnaabek who not only lived but thrived in a very trying time in history. Photos of Western Native Americans are common, but our people also lived and thrived in the

Great Lakes region. Currently Minnie is working as researcher/photographer for a future museum exhibition and publication featuring Anishnaabek quill artists and their work.

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