BENEFITING: MIGIZI COMMUNICATIONS INC
MIGIZI Communications celebrated its 30th year of service to the Twin Cities American Indian community in November 2007. MIGIZI's founding work was to train Indian journalists, who produced the first nationally distributed Indian news magazine in the country, First Person Radio. First Person Productions continued with this program over the next 17 years. The next iteration of MIGIZI's work was to put the tools of communication in the hands of Indian youth. This effort gave rise to the first American Indian summer computer camp and Achievement Through Communications, that worked with high school students.
Today, MIGIZI works in three intersecting areas to improve the future for the community: The Native Academy working in math, science, technology and post-secondary education planning; First Person Productions working on new media production and working with tribes to develop their telecom infrastructure; and educational equity work that will help to empower communities as they reclaim a primary role in the education of their children.