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March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

Perpich Center for Arts Education – Main Building
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422

In our Native Authors Series, we are excited to showcase renowned guest presenters that introduce K-12 educators and librarians to books by Dakota and Ojibwe authors and illustrators. This regular series takes place at Perpich Center for Arts Education. Each gathering features an interview and Q&A with a special guest, provides resource lists, and offers time in the Perpich Library to peruse our extensive collection of books by Native authors. Can’t make it to Perpich Center for the “live” event? Watch our website for resources and a video recording of each interview.

On Tuesday, March 5, we are excited to welcome Jonathan Thunder as our guest!

Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) is the illustrator of the award-recognized Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe). We look forward to talking with Jonathan about his work as an illustrator, along with his work as an artist using a wide range of mediums. He is known for his surreal paintings, digitally animated films, and installations in which he addresses subject matter of personal experience and social commentary.

Jonathan attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM and studied Visual Effects and Motion Graphics in Minneapolis, MN at the Art Institute International. His work has been featured in many state, regional, and national exhibitions, and is in the permanent collections of museums and universities. Thunder is the recipient of a 2020-21 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award for his risk taking in painting.


  • There is no cost to attend the Native Authors series.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • A clock hours form will be available following the session.


Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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