Shanai Matteson

Shanai is a writer, public artist, and cultural organizer. She hosted Relay of Voices Team members and interested community members at her unique venue Water Bar & Public Studio in Minneapolis, MN. Hailing from Palisade, MN — a rural northern Minnesota river community, Shanai has offered a wealth of insight and support both upriver and in the Twin Cities area.


Emily Jarrett Hughes

Emily is an artist-healer and cultural activist who works in the field of dance in the Twin Cities area. She met with the Relay of Voices Team on their advance tour down the river in Sprint 2018. Emily has provided connections and resources for Relay as well as looped the team into the Nibi Water Walk activities led by Sharon Day.