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Niniijaanis War Pony

Riding Together

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Campaign Ends on July 1, 2022

Project Description

Niniijaanis War Pony- Riding Together for Equity

Early childhood educators and families- we are here to help!

 

Niniijaanis One of Ones' mission is to assist Indigenous families & communities to traditionally serve the whole child to reclaim and affirm our children's identities and education.  

In Minnesota specifically, American Indian children are experiencing the largest educational disparities from graduating high school to participating in post-secondary options. These disparities have persisted over generations and begin before high school, often as early as kindergarten.  The problem worth solving is tackling educational design and equity for American Indian children in early childhood, particularly during rapid brain and personality development before disparities begin to ripple and compound over time. 

Growing evidence suggests that children immersed in their language & culture & supported by families in their foundational years will form strong self-identities & build resilience to challenges of racial inequity & bias. With Niniijaanis, children can be exposed to a culturally responsive education through our learning materials and curriculum designed by our collective. Currently we sell online but we are ready to hit the road- literally, pairing our products with educational services through our Niniijaanis War Pony! 

This mobile "War Pony" model will allow our collective to do art in-person with community, continue arts-education programming through material-making workshops, & open unlimited learning opportunities for community & collaboration. The network & ecosystem that can be built around our children will allow further co-creating with elders, artists & families that could not have been reached previously online or in our Niniijaanis One of Ones home studio.

We are a collective of Indigenous educators and artisans that come from the same communities we aim to serve. Learn more about our team on our website.  With our hand-made culturally-relevant learning materials paired with statewide mobile services, families & communities will get to co-create a learning experience that best fits their children's needs. 

Chii-miigwech (thank you) for your generosity & support to help us make a better world for our children!

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will it be until I receive my campaign reward?

  • You should receive your campaign reward no later than the end campaign date of 1/1/21, however you are very likely to receive it sooner. If you have a custom beaded reward, please allow up to 1 month from your funding date. All other rewards will be mailed within 1 week from your funding date. 

 

How can I get in touch with Brook LaFloe for my custom order campaign reward?

  • You can email Brook at brook.lafloe@gmail.com and expect a response within 24 hours.  Please send details pertaining to what you want for your custom order. 

 

Are there other ways I can support the campaign?

  • Absolutely! Please send us your thoughts to our team at niniijaanis@gmail.com.
  • We will release a list of classroom needs including children's furniture and other materials in Septempber if folks want to help with classroom needs. 
  • Share our campaign on social medias!

 

Brook LaFloe
02/28/2022
Monetary Contribution
$630
Joshua Ward
02/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$250
Nikki Pieratos
02/02/2022
Custom Beaded Earrings
$200
Brook LaFloe
01/28/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Brook LaFloe
01/23/2022
Basketball is Medicine Tee
$45
Majra Gibbons
01/21/2022
Monetary Contribution
$30
Darcie Big Bear
01/21/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
URANIA
01/15/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
01/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Anonymous
01/05/2022
Monetary Contribution
$30
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

43 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout

Please leave your social media handles on Instagram and Facebook for a shoutout and thank you from Niniijaanis One of Ones social media!

5 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Limited Edition Memengwaa Bandana

Our first bandana with versatile use! Try as a headband, face mask, or a great addition to your powwow regalia. Based off of the Memengwaa ORIGINAL, the Limited Edition Memengwaa Bandana is brought to you by Linnea Kingbird-Martini. Size 22” x 22”, cotton and vinyl. 

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0 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Custom Beaded Earrings

As a thank you for your support, we would like to send you custom beaded earrings with a design of your choice. Send us your logo, a name, an idea or let us surprise you! Size will vary depending on design, not to exceed 2" x 2", backed by leather and beaded by Brook LaFloe.

8 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Custom Beaded Keychain

As a thank you for your support, we would like to send you a custom beaded key chain with a design of your choice. Send us your logo, a name, an idea or let us surprise you! Size will vary depending on design, not to exceed 4" x 4", backed by leather and beaded by Brook LaFloe.

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

43 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout

Please leave your social media handles on Instagram and Facebook for a shoutout and thank you from Niniijaanis One of Ones social media!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Limited Edition Memengwaa Bandana

Our first bandana with versatile use! Try as a headband, face mask, or a great addition to your powwow regalia. Based off of the Memengwaa ORIGINAL, the Limited Edition Memengwaa Bandana is brought to you by Linnea Kingbird-Martini. Size 22” x 22”, cotton and vinyl. 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Custom Beaded Earrings

As a thank you for your support, we would like to send you custom beaded earrings with a design of your choice. Send us your logo, a name, an idea or let us surprise you! Size will vary depending on design, not to exceed 2" x 2", backed by leather and beaded by Brook LaFloe.

8 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Custom Beaded Keychain

As a thank you for your support, we would like to send you a custom beaded key chain with a design of your choice. Send us your logo, a name, an idea or let us surprise you! Size will vary depending on design, not to exceed 4" x 4", backed by leather and beaded by Brook LaFloe.

1 Supporter
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