Minnesota Native News: Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon
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Minnesota Native News: Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon


Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. She is the first Native woman ever to receive the award. Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation who lives in south Minneapolis. She is a mother, grandmother, great-mother, 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.