Save Tig Arena owned by Miami of IN

$2,645 of $20k goal

Raised by 42 people in 20 months
Keith Layman  PERU, IN
The Miami Nation of Indiana is one of the main tribes that inhabited present day Indiana. They illegally had their Federal Recognition taken away in 1897 and to this day are fighting to regain it. Their tribal complex in Peru Indiana is on the National Historic Registry and is home to their offices and archives that contain some tribal documents that are over 200 years old! Along with that, they utilize the building to house their not for profit daycare open to the public, an emergency shelter for all residents of Miami County, host an Alcoholics Anonymous chapter, and rent out the facilities to the public for wedding receptions, class reunions, and more! Due to economic slow downs and additional daycares opening in their area, tribal income has dropped. Since they don't receive Federal money, they need help in making much needed repairs to the leaky roof. If the repairs aren't made the archives could be ruined and the building eventually condemned. Won't you please help the Miami Nation of Indiana preserve their culture and heritage as well as save a historic building?

1-31-16 Update: "Great news! The tribe has the opportunity to received a $50,000 grant to assist with the preservation of the tribal center in Peru, BUT we have to match it 1:1.  We can only receive as much as we can match.  Right now is the best time for you to help support the tribe's complex which greatly supports our community's culture.  Every $1 you donate becomes $2!  Please consider making your tax deductible contribution now!"
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Update 18
Posted by Keith Layman
1 month ago
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Thank you Judy Smith, Christine Day, and an extra thank you to Leon Ort who contributed for his third time towards the roof and he is not a Tribal member!!! Won't you chip into to support a Tribe that has been a key part of Indiana and our Nation and save a historic building at the same time?
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Update 17
Posted by Keith Layman
1 month ago
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Hello everyone! It has been awhile but here is a new update! We are working through the final things the DNR needs for the Federal Parks grant we received but hope to have roof 1 done by this Spring!

but WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!! We are asking for help to Raise $20,000 for roof #2, the roof to Tig Arena! This would help cover the cost for the masonry work that is needed around the roof! It is the first step of the Tig Arena Roof! Please help us save the Tribal Complex and Tig arena at the same time!
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Update 16
Posted by Keith Layman
9 months ago
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The grant will be awarded soon to help fix the roof and we have to match it! Please consider helping stabilize and repair the Tribe's complex!!
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Update 15
Posted by Keith Layman
10 months ago
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Hello all! It has been a little while since an update. We got a grant but it requires a match! If you are a member of the tribe, it needs your support! If you are not a tribe member, help preserve their culture and save the Tribe's complex (that's on the National Registry)!
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$2,645 of $20k goal

Raised by 42 people in 20 months
Created June 16, 2015
MP
$50
Malea Powell
27 days ago
TH
$50
Treva Hodges
1 month ago
$18
Anonymous
1 month ago
JS
$25
judy smith
1 month ago
CD
$50
Christine Day
1 month ago
MP
$50
Malea Powell
9 months ago
1
1
$42
Anonymous
9 months ago
1
1
$50
Chris Dunphy
9 months ago
1
1
MP
$50
Malea Powell
10 months ago
1
1
DM
$10
Doug martin
10 months ago
1
1
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