MIWRC's New Tipi

MIWRC raised the agency's new tipi on May 17th during the annual Spring Feast community gathering. It was a months-long process to buy and prepare everything needed for the tipi, led primarily by two staff members, Marie Isais and Gary Smith. The whole agency pitched in, however, with decorating the canvas! After some nervousness about picking up the paintbrush, staff members began getting creative, mixing new colors for the various flowers and leaves that form a border around the bottom. It was a joy to see a change within everybody, said Gary, who sketched the flowers and MIWRC logo onto the canvas for staff to paint. Staff and community members were excited to finally see it up outside, and everyone is looking forward to having it at more events in the future.