Will Steiger: Arctic explorer, environmentalist, educator, Ely MN

Heid Erdrich: Ojibwa poet and curator, MN

Allison Hedge Coke: Cherokee poet, writer and artist, Nebraska

Ben Heywood: director for The Soap Factory Gallery, MN

Dan McGuiness: environmentalist and river expert, owner of Dan McGuiness and Associates, MN

Ann Walter: professor and director of Institute for Advanced Study, U of Minnesota

David Brinks:  Choctaw poet, curator, owner of Gold Mine Salon, New Orleans

David Wiggins: NPS park ranger, educator, MN