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First Person Productions

First Person Productions (FPP) provides New Media training and production to high school students with an emphasis on the development of a social enterprise. FPP has developed a media-training pathway for American Indian youth that will lead to higher education and careers focused on the application of 21st Century technical skills in the production and distribution of Indian content. Students complete 200 hours of media training as part of our Summer Media Institute and then can be hired as part of our Community Media Team to work with our professional staff to create media products for clients.

Looking for Talent!

First Person Productions is looking for new media production talent and is encouraging American Indian high school students to apply for our Summer Media Institute for the summer of 2018! Apply through STEP-UP! Applications are open now! The deadline for applications is February 16, 2018.

Give us a Project!

Our work includes PSA's, short films and documentaries on issues of importance to the community and assisting community nonprofits and businesses with promotional videos. Each of our artists completes a project during a summer media institute held at University of Minnesota media facilities. We are a local company run by a nonprofit and we care about the success of other local organizations, so please reach out to us any questions you may have or for your business' video/media production needs.

First Person Radio

First Person Radio is a weekly public affairs program of MIGIZI that takes listeners to Indian Country that airs on KFAI — 90.3 FM, every Wednesday from 1-2pm CST

Laura Waterman Wittstock

Hosted by Laura Waterman Wittstock

Wittstock was a 2006 Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy under the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Among leadership and professional awards are the (2011) Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award: Farr Award for an exceptional contribution to public affairs; (2006) the Distinguished IEL Service Award, (Institute for Educational Leadership national award for improvement of American education; (2005) American Indian Honored Educator. She was formerly President of MIGIZI Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1988  to 2004; Editor of Colors Magazine, Minneapolis, 1996-1998; Director of Media Curriculum, MIGIZI Communications, Inc, April, 1985 to 1988 and Executive Producer, of First Person Radio, MIGIZI, 1981 to 2004.

Contact Laura with ideas and feedback: 612-387-4915

Upcoming shows are announced on MIGIZI's Facebook Page.

The two most recent programs are available for listening or downloading on KFAI's website.

Prior shows can be obtained through MIGIZI by contacting us by email at

Check out our work on social media!

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