News and Events: MMIW virtual events, Migizi gets new digs, Line 3 frontline fundraisesr and more

In this blog:

  • MMIW virtual events Feb. 11-14 (instead of the annual Feb. 14 march)
  • Film screening to fight Fossil Fuels – Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance, a two-week long fundraiser for Line 3 frontline resistance (Feb. 5-21)
  • Workshops on Parallel Trauma and Line 3, Feb. 8-10
  • Latest round of Line 3 law enforcement bills under $4,000
  • Miigizi gets news digs!
  • New info graphic: Map the Blake Snake
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Laura Waterman Wittstock walks on at 83

Laura Waterman Wittstock, a leader in the local Indian community, a pathfinder and pathbreaker for Native American journalism, a co-founder of MIGIZI Communications, and former president of the Minneapolis Library Board, walked on at 83, according to an announcement from MIGIZI.

Laura Waterman Wittstock. Photo: KFAI

Waterman Wittstock was a mother, grandmother and wife, and a citizen of the Haudensaunee Seneca Nation, Heron Clan. She led MIGIZI for nearly three decades.

MIGIZI started in 1974 as a Native American news collective. It evolved over time. It now focuses on Native youth development. It “acts 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,” its website says. The organization “puts youth first, supporting youth-driven activities that fully engage youth in a self-directed path to holistic wellness and to success in education and employment.”

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