Save Tig Arena owned by Miami of IN
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!"
Hello Peter, Great questions!The material is not out dated, this has been an ongoing process for over 2 years now. The Tribal complex has two sections with two different roofs. We have been able to replace the roof section over the classroom area (a $100,000 cost) and are in the process of replacing the roof over the gymnasium (which is the greater cost of the two at about $200,000). The $1 for $1 match was a grant we got for the classroom roof BUT we received another grant recently for the gym roof that is a $4 (donated) to $1 match. As to why this has been a challenge to raise the funds, I think it is because of two reasons. The first being, it is hard to motivate those outside of the Tribe because they don't understand the true value of the building nor its meaning to the Tribe and the City of Peru Indiana. The second reason I feel is a lack of knowledge to the fact that the Miami of Indiana have always been and still are here. Some people are hearing for the first time that there is still Miami here in Indiana. Since they don't realize we are here, they don't know about us or our goals/needs. We are constantly striving to change both of those reasons.
Is the 1 for 1 still active, please?
Some of this seems outdated. Does the roof still need repair? Is the one-for-one matching still active? If this is the “right” facility, why has there been so much difficulty raising money?