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.
Sales of the novel Reclaiming Mni Sota – 127 = $127
Member Area Payments less transaction Fees – $29.40
Speaking Fees/Direct Donations for Speaking – $50 (payment for the book tour I’m doing is forthcoming)
Total Contribution from Colin Mustful and History Through Fiction – $206.40
Thank you to our October donors!
Wheels Across the Prairie Museum
Teresa and Grant Fogle
While we’re still a long way from our goal, Colin Mustful and History Through Fiction are proud to announce our upcoming Silent Auction & Live Fundraiser benefiting the Reclaiming Mni Sota Indigenous Writers Grant. On October 10, corresponding with the official book launch of Reclaiming Mni Sota: An Alternate History of the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862, History Through Fiction is opening bidding for a Silent Auction featuring more than 40 items ranging from author signed books, to book marketing services, to Zoom consultations, and more! Then, on Friday, November 3, at 7pm US Central Time, Colin Mustful is hosting a 24-Live Zoom Fundraiser that includes interviews with more than 30 special guests. The live event ends with the announcement of the winners from the Silent Auction from 6-7pm on Saturday, November 4. Registration for the live fundraiser is FREE.
Current Fundraising Total = $1,638
No Donation is too small!
Thank you to all of our donors, advocates, and volunteer judges!