September 17, 2021

Inspired Conversations: Marisa Miakonda Cummings, president of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

Author: Gail Rosenblum

Marisa Miakonda Cummings has long walked in two worlds. Her clan is part of the Sky People, whose time on earth offers an opportunity "to gain spiritual understanding and help others heal along the way." She's also familiar with western ways, having earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa and a master's in tribal administration and governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Named in 2020 as president and CEO of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Cen