Our Staff


Interim Executive Director &

Wakan Tipi Center Director

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Communications and Outreach Associate

Board of Directors

Thomas Draskovic
Lakota Language & Culture Teacher, American Indian Magnet School

Chip Lindeke
Treasurer; Principal, Raffetry Rafferty Tollefson Lindeke Architects

Dan McGuiness
Chair; East Side Resident; Mississippi River Program; National Audubon Society (Retired)

Amin Omar
East Side Resident; Director, Horn of Africa Community

Cynthia Whiteford
Secretary; Lowertown Resident; Senior Vice President, Trust for Public Land (Retired)


American Indian Family Center

Audubon Society

Bigelow Foundation

Cansayapi Cultural Department of the Lower Sioux Indian Community

Capitol Region Watershed District

City of Saint Paul

Saint Paul City Council

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Saint Paul Office of the Mayor

Saint Paul Public Works

Saint Paul Planning & Economic Development Department

Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye

David Winton Bell Foundation

District 4 Dayton’s Bluff Community Council

District 5 Payne-Phalen Planning Council

District 17 Capitol River Council

DNR Metro Greenways Program

East Side Arts Council

East Side Area Business Association

East Side Freedom Library

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

Friends of the Mississippi River

Friends of Swede Hollow

Healing Place Collaborative

Hardenbergh Foundation

Historic Saint Paul

Hope Community Academy

Horn of Africa Community of USA

Indigenous Education Design

Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation

Lowertown Future Fund

McKnight Foundation

McNeely Foundation

Metropolitan State University

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Mississippi Park Connection

National Park Service: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

National Park Trust

Railroad Island Implementation Task Force

Ramsey County Board of Commissioners

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

Saint Paul Garden Club

Saint Paul Foundation

STAR Cultural Grant Program – City of Saint Paul

Toro Giving Program

Trust for Public Land

Xcel Foundation

Urban Roots