Mary Hager


Mary Hager

Mary is Founder and Co-President of Painted Sky, a non-profit organization that provides outreach programs to Native youth in order to raise awareness of their rich cultural heritage. She is the lead director of the Northstar Dance Company, a traditional/contemporary Native American Dance troupe affiliated with Painted Sky. A tireless advocate of Native American culture and artistic achievement, Mary directs and coordinates performances, cultivates a growing network of volunteers and constantly strives to create partnerships with other organizations sharing the same objectives as Painted Sky.

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French-Canadian Cree/Metis

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