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Media Coverage of Distinguished Artist Marcie Rendon

Read a collection of the news coverage following the announcement of writer Marcie Rendon as the 2020 Mcknight Distinguished Artist. As new stories are released, we will update this list. 

Pioneer Press | Author Marcie Rendon is first Native American woman to receive $50,000 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award

Marcie Rendon, award-winning poet, playwright, author of children’s books, short stories and the popular Cash Blackbear mystery series, is the winner of the $50,000 McKnight Foundation 2020 Distinguished Artist Award.


Star Tribune | McKnight honoree wants to use award to ‘encourage other Native artists’

She’s a poet, a novelist and a playwright, but you could argue that Marcie R. Rendon’s journey to winning the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award began with a papier-mâché monkey.



Indian Country | Author Marcie Rendon receives $50,000 McKnight award

The Minnesota-based McKnight Foundation has announced the selection of author, poet, playwright and activist Marcie Rendon, White Earth Anishinaabe Nation, for its 2020 Distinguished Artist Award.

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MPR | McKnight Foundation names Ojibwe author Marcie Rendon Distinguished Artist of the year

Rendon, an enrolled member of White Earth Nation, is the first Native American woman to receive the award in its 25-year history.

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MinnPost | McKnight Distinguished Artist Marcie Rendon on life as a very busy writer

Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation and a writer for whom the word “prolific” is an understatement.

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Topic: Arts & Culture, The McKnight Distinguished Artist Award

August 2020