Chaz Wagner Microgrant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chaz Wagner
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2019
End Date
May 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview

Ojibwe podcast broadcast via youtube, Itunes, Spotify, Facebook, etc. The Ojibwe Podcast would include oral interviews with local elders, community experts, activists, and Anishinaabe peoples of Minnesota.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

John Day (St. Paul, MN) – John Day was a part of the Why Treaties Matter selection team, is very familiar with MHC ways of working. He is American Indian.

Nanette Missaghi (Eden Prairie, MN) Nanette Missaghi was part of the community work group that developed the educator guides for Why Treaties Matter and instrumental with piloting the guides/exhibit in Eden Prairie schools. She is American Indian.

John Bobolink (Minneapolis, MN) was recommended to the panel by the group that created the original Indigenous Arts bill. He is American Indian.

Colleena Bibeau (Grand Rapids, MN) – Colleena Bibeau was an American Indian Museum Fellow (partnership w MHS), participated in MHC K-12 professional development. She is American Indian.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Laura Benson

Minnesota Humanities Center


Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minn. State Legislature Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 8, (d)
Appropriation Language

$850,000 the first year and $850,000 the second year are for a competitive grants program to provide grants to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Humanities Center must operate a competitive grants program to provide grants to programs that preserve and honor the cultural heritage of Minnesota or that provide education and student outreach on cultural diversity or to programs that empower communities to build their identity and culture. Priority must be given to grants for individuals and organizations working to create, celebrate, and teach indigenous arts and cultural activities and arts organizations and programs preserving, sharing, and educating on the arts and cultural heritage of immigrant communities in Minnesota.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
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Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To educate public on Ojibwe Language and Culture in northern Minnesota through audio/video podcast and videography.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I’ve created and uploaded audio podcast to YouTube, Facebook, and Apple Podcast, and worked on video and audio pieces. In addition to the podcasts - with the equipment I purchased - I created language-based posters/pictures/maps all in our traditional Ojibwe Language. Also with this equipment, I was able to create a couple of different versions of the AT logo.

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987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106

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