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 – 173 = $173
Member Area Payments less transaction Fees – $46.20
Speaking Fees/Direct Donations for Speaking – $3200
Total Contribution from Colin Mustful and History Through Fiction – $3,419.20
Live Fundraiser and Silent Auction Contribution Total – $640
Thank you to our October donors!
Fundraising for the grant ends December 31 and we ask everyone to please consider making a contribution to help us reach our $10,000 goal! As fundraising comes to a close, regardless of whether or not we reach our goal, we will begin reaching out to eligible applicants, letting them know about this fantastic opportunity to receive funds and mentorship that can help them tell their invaluable stories. If you know any writers from the Minnesota Indigenous community, please reach out to them and encourage them to apply.
Current Fundraising Total = $6,322
No Donation is too small!
Thank you to all of our donors, advocates, and volunteer judges!