Building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism.
 
 

 

Our Mission:

Arts & Activism

Dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism.

 
 
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Who We Are

Indigenous Roots strives to provide space and programming that promote and practice holistic well being through indigenous arts, culture, and tradition.

Learn More About Our Roots

 

In May of 2017, the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center opened as an incubator space for artists and organizations dedicated to building, supporting and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color. 

Meet Our Partners

 
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Our Work

Community driven programs that promote and practice holistic well being through indigenous arts, traditions, and culture.

 
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Zipaktli

Programming focused on building youth leadership and development skills through academic and community opportunities and partnerships. 

 

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Malinalli

Workshops focused on wellness by exploring traditional ancestral healing from womb wellness to medicinal plant knowledge.

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Koatl

Workshops focused on decolonized learning, ancestral knowledge, Tonalpohualli, Huehuetlahtolli, 20 Ancestral Advices, philosophy, and history.

 

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Kiahuitl

Community gatherings focused on promoting, informing, and catalyzing social change through traditional arts, artist residencies, and community events.

 
 
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2017 Impact

What a 2017 year! Indigenous Roots is forever grateful to each of you and continues to thrive because of your support. Together, we made a historical impact on the East Side/Saint Paul community by collectively coming together and sharing our passion for arts and culture with community from all four directions. 

Check out what we all accomplished together in 2017!

 

150+

visual & performance Artists

This year we worked with over 150 visual and performance artists to bring community together, engage in conversation, and see one another.

 

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Gallery Exhibits

From our grand opening exhibit, showcasing the paintings of Emmanuel Sierra in May, our youth photography works, to our final show, Art of Resistance: Honor the Earth, we are so proud of the work and passion that went into each of our 2017 exhibits.

     
     

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    Community Arts & Culture Events

    A year with high political tensions, our community gatherings and dialogues focused on racial equity, historical trauma, cultural appropriation, decolonization, building community power, environmental justice, immigration rights, ancestral healing, youth work and wealth for communities of color.

     
     

    DECEMBER 2017

    This is truly a wonderful place, space, and community. I’m forever thankful y’all exist and my familia will do everything and anything to help you thrive. Thank you for all you do for the youth and artists of all kinds in our community.

    Daniela Bell / On the Indigenous Roots Cultural Center

     

     
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