Heartbreak, then finding resilience
June 2, 2021
Kelly Drummer watched her organization's building go up in flames on the third night of unrest along Lake Street in Minneapolis.
The executive director of Migizi, an American Indian nonprofit providing media arts training, had spent the previous two years fundraising, renovating and settling into the new building, only to see it destroyed months after opening.
Already wearied by a global pandemic - with her children navigating virtual school and Migizi adapting its programs for Native youth to suit COVID-19 health restrictions - Drummer now faced a seemingly impossible task.