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Minnetonka is committed to honoring and investing in the Native American community for the long-term. Learn more about how we put our commitment into practice.

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We’re committed to collaborating with Native American artists, who will receive recognition and payment for their work in redesigning appropriated products and creating new, Native-designed products. So far, our collaborations include:

 


 

ADRIENNE BENJAMIN 

 

A Minnesotan, Anishinaabe, and a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Adrienne Benjamin is a multifaceted artist whose designs encompass personal experiences and traditional cultural teachings.

 


 

LUCIE SKJEFTE 

 

Lucie Skjefte is a citizen of the Red Lake Nation Anishinaabeg, and a Minneapolis-based designer, mentor, and educator whose work is rooted in activism that challenges the status quo with positivity.

 


 

GIVING BACK 

Long-term investment in the Native American community is a key element of our giving philosophy, and we will continue to support a number of Indigenous organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

 

OUR COMMITMENT PLAN 

Created with our Native American advisors in 2020, we crafted a plan with five key commitments that guide our Indigenous community-building actions.

 

LOGO REDESIGN 

As an important first step on our public journey towards reconciling our past appropriation, in early 2021 we redesigned our logo to remove culturally appropriated symbols.