Noojimo (She Heals)

    July 19 – Sept. 17, 2022



    Noojimo (She Heals) celebrates the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces. In many Indigenous communities, the Auntie serves as an extra parental role – one who provides mental, physical, and spiritual support to younger relatives. Though faced with discrimination and patriarchy, women continue to be protectors of family, culture, and Aki (earth), taking on roles as caretakers, leaders, cultivators, mentors, mediators, and innovators.

    Curator, Hillary Kempenich, invites artists to center their work around the empowerment of Indigenous Aunties – how we were raised by them; how we honor their legacy; how we are them; how we make space for those who need us as Aunties; and how we respect one another.

    Noojimo will be a powerful tribute to courageous women (both historically and modern) stepping into the role of Aunties; who influence, create, and strengthen bonds of obligation, trust, and solidarity both inside the home and community.


    Participating artists: Nedahness Rose Green, Karen Savage Blue, Tara Keanuenue Gumapac, Eve LaFountain, Tanaya Widner, Agnus Woodward, Sharon Day, Somah Haaland, Racquel Banaszak, Dyana Dyess (aka Diana Decoteau), Rayshele Kamke, Valaria Tatera, Deanna L Croaker, Teresa McDowell, Loriene Pearson, Rita Erdrich, Rick Kagigebi, Penny Kagigebi, Cynthia Hamilton, Melissa Widner, and Nelson White.


    Programming dates:
    On View: July 19 – Sept. 17, 2022
    Opening Reception: July 19, 6 – 8 pm
    Curator’s Talk with Hillary Kempenich: August 11, 6:30 pm
    Closing Reception and Artists Panel: Sept. 9, 6 – 8 pm

    Image credit: Gizigos-Dakise (Ojibwe, your aunt is cool), Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene.




    All My Relations Arts presents the work of American Indian contemporary fine artists and hosts events showcasing the beauty and strength of art of all kinds from Indian Country. All My Relations Art's mission is to honor and strengthen relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.


    All My Relations Arts envisions a community in which:

    • Both American Indian and non-Indian audiences have broad access to quality American Indian art that presents the contemporary American Indian experience in all its diversity.

    • Our neighborhood, community, region, nation, and beyond experience increased visibility and value of American Indian art, and the history and presence of indigenous cultures.

    • Minneapolis and the American Indian Cultural Corridor are known as an important national destinations for American Indian art and artists—and those who appreciate them.


    To learn more about All My Relations Arts and current exhibitions and programs: allmyrelationsarts.com



    A partnership of All My Relations Arts/NACDI, Todd Bockley Gallery & Denomie/Wilson Family


    Image Credit: © Jim Denomie Estate and Bockley Gallery.

    Throughout his highly successful career as a visual artist, Jim Denomie was committed to encouraging younger artist to believe in themselves and their talents. Jim’s heartfelt support for emerging artists helped sustain a vibrant, dynamic and thriving arts community in the Twin Cities.


    To continue Jim’s legacy of mentoring emerging artists, we have created a Jim Denomie Memorial Scholarship fund to offer an annual award to a Native artist who best exemplifies the values Jim demonstrated in his own career: commitment to excellence; generosity of spirit; and engagement in community.


    The first award will be announced in July 2022.


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