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R2AC Awards Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) awarded $4,143 through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Program. Monies awarded are for arts activities related to its mission of supporting, maintaining, and promoting traditional and contemporary Native American arts in North Central Minnesota. The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grants program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation. Current AAI Council members are Mary Guardipee, Douglas Lee, Genny Lowry, Bernice Mitchell, Delana Smith, Debra Warren, Delina White, and Harold "Dunesy" White, Jr. The grant recipients and information about their projects are listed below.

Giiwedin Biindige of Remer received $1,000 to purchase Juniper wood from Montana to use in bases for his antler carvings.

Lance Kingbird, Sr. of Cass Lake was awarded $358 to complete a hand drum CD.

Kendra Boswell, of Callaway, received $915 to purchase equipment and supplies to use in her Ojibwe beadwork and regalia projects.

Christopher Lee Bedeau, of Cass Lake, received $870 to purchase equipment to make recordings of six emerging music artists.

Cherilyn R. Spears, of Redby, received $1,000 to purchase an Ellure Plus embroidery and sewing machine to make, and to teach a class in how to make, dancing regalia.

The next deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant is October 1, 2013.

Applications are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, or for download from our website, http://r2arts.org. Please call us at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information.

 

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