We constantly are keeping up to date with the current trends and practices with media work and have been doing so since the beginning of MIGIZI, 1977. We voice the underrepresented and give them a trustworthy platform to do so. We are pioneers in the digital realm and use it to better our communities!
First Person Productions (FPP) carries the history of MIGIZI forward with the same passion seen from our founders. Today, FPP equips young Native Americans with 21st century media skills. We've definitely come a long ways from doing radio work! FPP differentiates itself from other media programs because of the social enterprise aspect of the program which allows youth to develop not only expertise in videography and photography, but also management, digital marketing, and interpersonal skills.
Currently, FPP works with young Native people to hone these modern media skills to better our community by collaborating with numerous community partners such as Save the Boundary Waters, Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance, City of Minneapolis, and much more.
Are you interested in applying to First Person Productions? Visit our Participant One-Stop Ave page for updated information on what applying looks like for First Person Productions or to apply visit our Apply To Programs page.
First Person Productions
We're our own storytellers.
Are you interested in telling your story? First Person Productions is always looking for opportunities to expand and stretch ourselves as strong, effective storytellers. Here are some things we could help you with:
Digital Native Art
Our Past Work
August 27, 2019
This project investigates, documents and shares information and ideas concerning the revitalization of traditional food systems among the tribes of Minnesota and the upper midwest. The goal of the project is to introduce youth to traditional food knowledge and to spotlight current efforts in our community to change the status quo regarding food justice, food sovereignty, urban agriculture, as well as healthy foods and lifestyles.
August 31, 2018
Minnesota's Twin Cities has a lot of historical context and cultural significance to it that many people are unaware of. This interactive podcast will take you around the land before it was known as the Twin Cities and give you Native American insight and perspective.
Indigenous Food Labs
August 31, 2018
The Sioux Chef, Dream of Wild Health and Chef Brian Yazzie, along with many special guests, team up to present a day of indigenous food, culture and knowledge at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Think About It
August 31, 2018
Composting and recycling is very important and benefits our city! Learn more about the importance of recycling and composting through interviews conducted with local officials in Minneapolis. We further explore the cycles of recycling and composting as well.
Go Green and Stay Clean
August 21, 2018
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Edison High School explores renewable, green energy on their campuses.
Melannie Bice; Producer, Director, Camera, Editor
Adyn Pence; Animator
Isaiah Smith; Sound, Animator
Noah Kennedy; Camera, Editor, Writer
August 8, 2018
The decline in honey bees has a greater negative impact in our world more so than people think. Here are a few steps people can take to preserve the bee population.