Jingle dancer peers over downtown Duluth

This mural is on the side of the American Indian Community Housing Organization’s building  (AICHO) in downtown Duluth. The building is on East Second Street and Second Avenue West Much of the time when I drive by it’s partly covered by a billboard, so I can’t see the whole thing. The other day I was on the top floor of the Holiday Parking Ramp and got one of the best views I’ve ever seen of it. According to the Duluth News Tribune The mural is the artwork of Votan Ik, a Mayan from Los Angeles, and his assistant Derek Brown, a member of the Diné tribe in Arizona, and was completed in partnership with Honor the Earth. Diné is the Navajo word for “The People” and is what Europeans would say is the Navajo tribe, similarly to the the Ojibwe (or Chippewa) people around Lake Superior often use the word Anishinabe

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