This remarkable program created a fellowship to provide direct support to emerging American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native filmmakers.
In its nearly 15 year history, First Peoples Fund (FPF) has supported 100’s of artists through business leadership and cultural capital fellowship programs. These programs not only provide immediate assistance to participating artists, but enable deeper long-term business and community development impacts at the tribal level.
The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center is the only Native facility of its kind on any university in the country. The dream began when Evergreen State College faculty member, Mary Ellen Hillaire of the Lummi tribe, founded the Native American Studies program.
The Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has been a center of community cultural activity in the region since 1907. In that time, the college has contributed significantly to the continuity of contemporary craft as an artistic expression and offers degreed undergraduate and post-graduate programs.