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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.