Summer Media Institute
This project involves fifteen high school students for a gateway 10-week summer media training institute on the Univ. of MN campus. During the ten weeks, students learn the fundamentals of story creation and the technical and aesthetic aspects of digital media production from MIGIZI's expert instructors.
This project prepares Indian youth to take advantage of conventional and new media opportunities to create and distribute Indian-produced content and prepares Indian youth for success in education and 21st century careers, by providing them with transferable skills training in media and technology.
Each summer institute focuses on digital story creation around themes of significance to the Indian community. A public screening and celebration of student work will is held each year.