MIGIZI Students Urgently Need Your Help


Support Indigenous Youth Voices; Help MIGIZI Rebuild

Early morning Friday, May 29th, the MIGIZI nonprofit building in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN (one street over from the 3rd Precinct building) went up in flames amidst ongoing protest over the senseless killing of George Floyd.

Like the Minnesota Urban Debate League, MIGIZI is a youth-centered organization elevating the voices of Twin Cities’ youth. They’re our neighbors and, like us, are part of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s YWI cohort of grantee-partners. And we want to see their rebuilding efforts succeed.

The surrounding community has already sprung into action to begin clean up and financial recovery. We believe it’s important to amplify this work, so we are asking you to make a gift towards that effort, using their website, their GiveMN campaign or through GoFundMe.

Donate to Help Rebuild MIGIZI Today
MIGIZI’s mission is to act as a circle of support that nurtures the development of Native American youth in order to unleash their creativity and dreams – to benefit themselves, their families and community. Since 1977, MIGIZI has provided youth with state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance.

If you value our debate programs, you’ll understand what MIGIZI’s programming means to the Native American community in the Twin Cities. Please donate to their GiveMN campaign or GoFundMe.

Leadership from MIGIZI stated, “As an organization and circle of support, MIGIZI is heartbroken over the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. We stand with the family and friends of Mr. Floyd, as well as with our African American brothers and sisters, and all the peaceful protesters…We’ve been fighting for justice and equality since 1977. We are now faced with the task of rebuilding our sacred space to continue to serve our community, our future.”

Your gift will make a difference. Will you help MIGIZI?

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