Friends of Indigo Memorial

$3,025 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 7 months
Sixteen-year-old Indigo took her own life. She struggled with anxiety and depression. She also fought fiercely against the anti-Native prejudice and queerphobia that was all around her. We want to keep up that fight for her and give a gift to "all our beautiful hummingbird-hearted kin."

We are starting this fundraiser because people are asking and wanting to give. Our library district was a haven for Indigo; a place for books and belonging. This was because our librarian Miss Ann welcomed her at the reference desk and at teen programs and guided her to books that enriched her and reflected her dreams and desires.

We will use the funds we raise to support the following:

1. “For a Celebration or In Memory donations you may suggest materials on a specific subject or ask the Library District to make a selection for you. Each item will contain a gift plate with your name as donor and the name of the person honored.” The donor name will be Friends of Indigo, and @OfGlades and Miss Ann will suggest materials. We will focus on Native and LGBTQIAP+ titles, mainly for young readers.

2. “The Friends of the Library Scholarship Fund pays half of the tuition of Library Personnel who apply for successfully completed higher education coursework. A number of Library Staff have completed their Master of Library Science degrees through this program.” This will directly benefit marginalized library employees, including @OfGlades members.

We never dreamed that we would lose indigo so soon. She couldn’t imagine how many lives she touched and will continue to touch. Help us create a enduring memorial for our beloved friend as she journeys to our ancestors. Sho-na-bish!
+ Read More
WE MADE IT! Thank you for giving us the tools to honor Indigo and make the library an even more welcoming and more useful place for Native 2S youth. <3 <3 <3
+ Read More
W-O-W! Almost half way there in one day. Thank you for you generosity and belief in our mission. Indie is smiling with us.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$3,025 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 7 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$25
Angeline Boulley
4 months ago
$130
Debbie Reese
4 months ago
MB
$50
Madonna Bock
4 months ago
AR
$20
Andrea Rogers
4 months ago
$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
$70
Anonymous
7 months ago
$50
Evan Turk
7 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
LL
$25
Lindsey Lane
7 months ago
KH
$50
KT Horning
7 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.