Oyate Hotanin (Voice of the People) is working to lead a movement for the next 500 years that supports a new era of art, healing and change.
Oyate Hotanin exists to creatively channel the potential of conversation, stories, art, and mobilizing to bring communities together to laugh, think, inspire healing, and address critical issues that spur social change.
We are artists, dealing with artistic means, to heal ourselves and simultaneously educate and inform others… responding to current and historic trauma. Our lens is the global impact of racism and genocide in our community.
We are working to host regular artistic events and imbed community conversations in these events to develop a movement in Indian country and beyond that supports a new era of art, healing and change.
Oyate Hotanin is based in Mni Sota Makoce, the original homeland of the Dakota people.
Latest News and Events
Our Repair Circle design work is heading to the next stage: pilot and trainings coming soon!
Buffalo Show 9/12/23
Flower Power VII
Save the Date for Flower Power VII – Saturday, August 5, 2023
Join us anytime from Sunrise to Sunset!
A rare evening of amazing thought, music, song, and poetry, holding open space for community dialogue around climate rescue.
Wilder Buffalo #41
Wilder Buffalo is a monthly event held outside on the land. We pick a new urban wilds location for each event and are joined by two new community guests each time. As a group, we practice holding inclusive space where we practice deepening our collective resources for transformation and the cultivation of anti-racist and ecologically reciprocal culture.
What: Outdoor concert and conversation featuring Strong Buffalo and Ben Weaver with special guests.
When: Wednesday, July 12th, Concert at 6 PM.
Watch: Artists and performers share their work at Wakpa Art Festival
CBS News Minnesota
New Report: Compass for Youth Justice and Wellness
Board of Directors
- Crystal Norcross, President
- Laura LaBlanc, Secretary
- Tim Blighton, Treasurer
- Long Vang
- Strong Buffalo
- Carrie Owen
- Dipankar Mukerjee
- Al Gross
- Mat Pendleton
- Nick Metcalf