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Homeland: Native Artists Create on the Ave was a collaboration of Native American Community Development Institute, All My Relations Arts, Springboard for the Arts and seven local Native artists of all backgrounds from the Twin Cities. This collaboration created work sharing stories of homeland here in the cities and along the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis on August 20, 2016 during an Open Streets event. Thousands of people participated in the artist projects, ranging from open-air original Native theater to water balloon fights in the street and tours of local lore.

The performances, interactive history tours, installations, and youth art activities were shared with the public at the 2016 Franklin Open Streets long the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis.

- New Native Theatre- live performances
- Oyate Hotanin - American Indian history tours
- Marlena Myles - Mni Hdathanin - Indigenous Rain-Activated Art
- Ashley Fairbanks - installation of soils from tribal nations
- Melissa Olson - bike presentation and art
- Rory Wakemup - costume design, tipi hang-out
- Andrea Fairbanks - live movement performances

NACDI Main Stage - Live music
- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm DJ Rawskills
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ashley Fairbanks dance/play
- 1:00 - 2:00 pm Bomba Umoya
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm Blue Dog Band
- 3:00 - 4:00 pm Tall Paul
- 4:00 - 4:30 pm Andrea Fairbanks dance/play
- 4:30 - 5:00 pm Tufawon

HOMELAND Event Photos

Photographer Mary Richardson took amazing photographs of HOMELAND projects during the Franklin Open Streets. Click through to see them!

See photos

Springboard Staff

Associate Director, Programs

Community Development Coordinator


HOMELAND was supported by David and Rosemary Good