Rachael LaFriniere

Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Fellowship Goal: To develop a solar power source for cooking, lighting, and audio at a native garden.

Rachael La Friniere is an enrolled tribal member of the turtle mountain (Metis) from Belcourt, North Dakota and a descendant of the White Earth (Ojibwe) tribal community of Minnesota. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rachael has spent her youth traveling across the western States to the remote islands of the Pacific and back. She has earned her AAS in Business Management at Rasmussen College. She attended Augsburg University pursuing her BA, majoring in American Indian Studies and minoring in Environmental Studies. She is committed to sustainable living that aligns with her native culture, traditional values, and beliefs using innovative ideas that support in her community’s growth towards a sustainable future of the people.

  • Fellowship Objectives: To create a usable and sustainable space for native foods to grow and harvest for the urban Indian community in Minneapolis-St.Paul area.
  • Fellowship Activities: Community meetings, partner meetings, solar assessment to utilize space.