Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) has mainly focused their efforts on HIV care and education, and now they are moving toward including more programming for indigenous arts and healing with The Mikwanedun Audisookon Center for Art and Wellness. The new building would house facilities for health, education, art and traditional healing. “It begins with who we are,” said Sharon Day, Executive Director of IPTF.
Maria Garcia owns and operates her own auto repair shop in Northeast Minneapolis. In this video, Garcia tells the story of her family and her work, highlighting her experiences as a woman running a repair shop and as a mother, daughter and wife in an Ecuadorian immigrant family. “Many people come in and they say, no way, how is it that this woman is going strong but us men are struggling?”
Maria’s shop is located in Northeast Minneapolis at 2801 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
For decades, Minneapolis nonprofit organization Youth Link has been providing resources to homeless people aged 16-24. Now, for the first time, they have opened an on-site housing program to provide a place to stay while tenants recover from trauma, save money or finish an education. “If we can crack the nut with this population, whatever we do here will crack the nut with any other at-risk population, because not only is this population disparity-based, it’s also trauma-based,” said Heather Huseby, the organization’s executive director.