Christine McDonald

“Being an employee of the City of Minneapolis, I constantly felt that I was an interrupter. Whenever we speak about information and data about our city, about our population, a lot of times it didn’t reflect our community. And the response I would get is that our numbers weren’t big enough for the data to show up and I would push back and say that that doesn’t mean that we’re not relevant.”

Christine McDonald is the American Indian Community Specialist for the City of Minneapolis. A member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, she facilitates the city's engagement with the Minneapolis indigenous community through culturally grounded strategies.
DESCENT  American/African American 
DISCIPLINE Community Development/Cultural Engagement