MIGIZI Awarded Federal Grants In Support of American Indian Youth

MIGIZI acquires two grants that will support American Indian youth in their personal growth in cultural, professional, and academic applications.



MINNEAPOLIS, MN – October 3, 2018

MIGIZI has been awarded two grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) through funding from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). These two exciting 3-year projects begin immediately.

The Indigenous Pathways to Economic Independence project will support pathway-specific training and paid internships/apprenticeships that will lead young people to industry-recognized certification in Technology/New Media and Renewable Energy fields. A component of this project is to help build youth social enterprises through earned revenue and contract development opportunities.

The 21st Century Young Warrior’s Society project proposes to engage 200 American Indian youth in leadership development skills and visioning for the future; deepen their understanding and sense of cultural identity as they relate to community connections across generations; and improve their educational trajectory so that their futures will be defined by choices, rather than circumstances.

Secured matching support partners for the first year of these projects include the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education, the Minneapolis Public Schools, Youthprise, and the STEP-UP youth employment program of AchieveMpls and the City of Minneapolis.

MIGIZI’s work on both of these projects will be starting this month, and would not be possible without the commitment of our partner organizations and programs. Our partners include the Minneapolis Public Schools All Nations Program at South High School and the District’s Indian Education Department; NaWayEe Center School; Minneapolis College; Century College and the Phillips Indian Educators.


For More Information Contact:
Graham Hartley
612-721-6631 x 208

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