Minnesota Native News: A Special Extended Interview with McKnight Awardee Marcie Rendon
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Minnesota Native News: A Special Extended Interview with McKnight Awardee Marcie Rendon


Anishinaabe writer Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the prestigious McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation who lives in south Minneapolis. She is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, play write, author and poet. The McKnight honor comes with 50-thousand dollars. Reporter Melissa Townsend talked with Rendon about her work and the most recent recognition. This is the extended, edited version of their conversation.