MIGIZI Communications Awarded Two Grants for Upcoming Media Productions

MIGIZI’s program First Person Productions recently acquired support to help further the story-telling capabilities of their projects “Makoce Stories” and “Wanna Wota.”

MIGIZI Communications Awarded Two Grants for Upcoming Media Productions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                     CONTACT: John Gwinn

August 22, 2018                                                                                                                                                       (612) 721-6631 x222

 

MIGIZI Communications Awarded Two Grants for Upcoming Media Productions

 

MIGIZI Communications’ First Person Productions (FPP) youth media program recently received a $7,500 grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center for the undertaking of the project, “Makoce Stories.” MIGIZI received another grant for FPP amounting to $19,500 from First Nations Development Institute for their “Wanna Wota” project.

The Makoce Stories project will produce short 60-90 second videos and podcasts about important historical and geographical sites of the greater Twin Cities region from a Native perspective. The aim is to shape general knowledge of the Twin Cities region to an area that has a deep, rich historical and cultural connection to its Native roots for both Native and non-Native audiences.

MIGIZI also received a $19,500 grant from First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado for the project “Wanna Wota.” FPP’s Wanna Wota (“Let’s eat” in Lakota) is a community learning media project that will involve six videos about the revitalization of traditional food systems of the tribes of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. With this project, FPP’s goal is to engage urban native youth with gaining cultural knowledge of traditional/healthy lifestyles.

MIGIZI’s First Person Productions has over ten years of experience working with hundreds of American Indian youth to create videos and other media projects to develop professionalism in social entrepreneurism and 21st century technical skills. We are grateful for this support from the Minnesota Humanities Center and the First Nations Development Institute.

 

About MIGIZI

MIGIZI Communications, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit organization serving the Native American community since 1977 by advocating and advancing a message of success, well-being, and justice. With a high regard for education, MIGIZI places emphasis on improving the profile for American Indian students through four programs: Native Academy, Native Youth Futures, First Person Productions, and Green Jobs Pathway. Through these programs, MIGIZI aims to equip young people with the qualities to advance themselves and the community with exceptional capability.

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