Mani is an Indigenous artist who grew up in the lands now known as Mexico and the United States and he currently lives in Wheaton, Minnesota. He earned his BFA at the University of South Dakota in 2019. Mani is a multi-disciplinary artist and academic.
Mani shares the continuum of Indian art that has continued to evolve for thousands of years. He shares his knowledge of Native American history, art and culture and how Indigenous people have adapted to changes in social and cultural landscapes. He has worked on large scale sculptures, murals, and community-based arts in the Midwest as well as working with Dakota language education for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Mani currently works at Tiospa Zina Tribal School and is earning his Business Administration degree and his Dakota Teaching Certificate form Sisseton Wahpeton College. He is working on an extensive portrait series and a large-scale stone sculpture in Sisseton, SD.
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The 2021 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival and Summit will take place November 2-18, 2021. The festival will be hybrid, with both in-person and online opportunities to enage with the festival. Learn more at www.ndhrff.org.
The official program outlining guests and selected films will be released on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
The 2021 festival is presented in partnership with The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, The Indigenous Association, High Plains Fair Housing Center,the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End Homelessness, and Youth Works.
Funded in part by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conculusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities North Dakota or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human-rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. The festival is a non-partisan event, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.