Interim Executive Director
& Wakan Tipi Center Director
Maggie is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and has maternal ties to the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation. She brings a host of new community connections and has extensive experience working with the Twin Cities American Indian community, most recently as the Founder and Program Manager for Wakinyan Luta Oyanke, a grassroots American Indian community group on Saint Paul’s East Side.
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Mishaila is a proud Dakota descendent of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. She attends the University of Minnesota where she is majoring in American Indian Studies and Sustainability. Her work with LPCP centers the Dakota narrative to branch communities together to recognize, honor, and uplift the sacred sites we have here in St. Paul. As our Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Mishaila handles our social media, newsletters, and a lot of our events and sanctuary tours .
Part-Time Dakota Community Engagement Coordinator
Lower Phalen Creek Project is looking to hire a part-time Dakota Community Engagement Coordinator who will be responsible for Dakota Urban and Reservation community engagement relating to the Design and Program Development for Wakan Tipi Center. For more information on the job description, qualifications, and how to apply, click here. We hope to see you on our team!
Board of Directors
McGuiness is the owner of Dan McGuiness and Associates, established in 2008 to provide conservation, communication and collaboration assistance to agencies, organizations, the business community and individuals.
Thomas is a Lakota Language and Culture teacher at American Indian Magnet School. He is Hunkpapa Lakota from Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. His passion is educating youth about indigenous history and culture, particularly about sacred sites around the Twin Cities
Cyndy lives in Lowertown Saint Paul and is retired Senior Vice President and Division Director North for the Trust for Public Land. She is also a licensed attorney. At LPCP, she has been an important connector to private citizens and public agencies focused on public access to parks and trails
She is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Patrice, who is of Standing Rock Lakota descent, has extensive experience representing American Indian tribes throughout the country.
Lindeke is an employee of Architecture Advantage at its offices in Lowertown Saint Paul. Formerly a principal and President of Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindeke Architects, he has 35 years of project experience, over a broad range of project types.
Kate is a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe in South Dakota and is Program Manager for Native American Initiatives with the Minnesota Historical Society, primarily working with with Dakota communities. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Minnesota.
Lower Phalen Creek Project is an east side Saint Paul organization whose mission is to engage people in honoring and caring for our natural places and the sacred sites and cultural value within them. As our work shifts towards building Wakan Tipi Center, the organization is sharpening its focus to truly engage and honor the uniquely Dakota space in which we work. In this vein, LPCP is currently accepting applications for our Board of Directors to help guide and shape the future of our work in a good way.
Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to Interim Executive Director, Maggie Lorenz at email@example.com
Our 2018 Supporters & Partners
Saint Paul Foundation
Lowertown Future Fund
Vinaya Foundation of Minneapolis
Saint Paul Garden Club
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Earth Cloud Fund of Headwaters for Justice
Capitol Region Watershed District Saint Paul Foundation
Katherine B Anderson Fund of the Saint
Friends of the Mississippi River
Metropolitain Mosquito Control
Friends of Swede Hollow
Pollinator Friendly Alliance
Hope Community Academy
St. Paul Public Arts
Horn of Africa Community of USA
MN Humanities Center
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
MN Pollution Control Agency
Mississippi Park Connection
Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe
National Park Service: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Cansayapi Cultural Department of the
Lower Sioux Indian Community
Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Capitol Region Watershed District
City of Saint Paul
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Lower Sioux Elders
Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye
East Side Freedom Library
Cycles for Change