From June 15 – December 31, 2023, author Colin Mustful and publisher History Through Fiction, are accepting donations for the Reclaiming Mni Sota Indigenous Writers Grant, a literary diversity initiative to raise $10,000 for one Indigenous writer from Minnesota. As a part of their effort, from now until the end of the year, or until the goal is met, Colin Mustful and History Through Fiction will contribute to the grant in three ways:
- $1 from the sale and pre-sale of the novel Reclaiming Mni Sota will be donated to the grant.
- All membership fees for History Through Fiction’s member area will be donated to the grant.
- All speaking fees/donations for author programs presented by Colin Mustful will be donated to the grant.
This monthly update will help supporters of this initiative follow along as we get closer and closer to our goal of empowering Indigenous storytellers.
Pre-Orders of the novel Reclaiming Mni Sota – 2 = $2
Member Area Payments less transaction Fees – $29.40
Speaking Fees/Direct Donations for Speaking – $0
Total Contribution from Colin Mustful and History Through Fiction – $31.40
Thank you to our July donors!
While fundraising is off to a slow start, there are numerous efforts underway that will help spread the word and gain support for this important grant. First, I am in the process of scheduling numerous speaking engagements and those speaking fees will be donated to the grant. There will be many additional sales to report once the novel comes out and those sales reports become available to me. In September, I’ll be attending the Indigenous Writers Gathering at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College which will help me get the word out to tribal communities. And finally, I’m currently putting together a silent auction and live fundraiser for the months of October and November.
Current Fundraising Total = $273
No Donation is too small!
Thank you to all of our donors, advocates, and volunteer judges!