Zachary “Mizhakwad” Anderson

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Born 1990, Deer River, Minnesota

Boozhoo indawemaaganidog. Zach Anderson indizhinikaaz. Mizhakwad indigo. Nisomidana ashi bezhig endaso biboonigiz. Migizi indoodem. Gaawaawiyegaamag indoonjibaa. Bemidji indaa. What I said was, “Hello my relatives, my name is Zachary Anderson, Clearsky is my spirit name. I am 31 years old. I am Eagle clan, I am from round lake (s.lake) and I now reside in Bemidji.” I am an upcoming self-taught portrait photographer in my second year of photography, quickly coming up to my third. I have always had a love for taking pictures or capturing moments. I recently graduated from the Leech Lake Tribal College in 2020 with my AAS in business management. I have always wanted to start my own business but wasn't 100 percent sure where I wanted that direction to go. After graduating I was given a camera and the rest is history. One of my biggest accomplishments with photography is having one of my photos being featured in a magazine. Pacific Crest Trail summer 2021 issue. This accomplishment drives me to keep pursuing my dream of being a well-known photographer and to hopefully see my work all over on different websites, magazines and even in advertisements. Mii'iw (that's all I have). Miigwech

Baby Shel, a local Minnesota hip hop artist from the Red Lake Reservation, performing at the Mother Land Block Party. This is a live music event he and his friend put on once a year on their reservation as a summertime celebration. This was taken August 14th, 2021, at the Red Lake Humanities center in Red Lake, Minnesota.