Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) works to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change through the arts. Take a look at our 2020 Annual Report to learn more about the work we do to promote Native artists and arts organizations nationally.

NACF took ownership of the Yale Union Laundry building in Portland, Oregon, on February 26, 2021. The historic building will become the new headquarters for NACF and has been renamed the Center for Native Arts and Cultures (CNAC). Our vision for CNAC includes spaces for exhibitions, events, places to practice culture and make art, and areas for cultural ceremonies and celebrations to create a vibrant gathering place for Indigenous artists. For more information about the building and rental space visit the new CNACF webpage.

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We are forever grateful to the Native nations and tribes, foundations, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals who have so generously enabled the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation to provide the following assistance as of December 31, 2020:

$0
Total program support
1
Total awards
1
Native artists and organizations
1
Different states and the District of Columbia

I was taught that our arts carry the spirit of the people. It is through art that we know ourselves. It’s through art into the world and it is through art cultures will be remembered.

– Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) NACF Board Chair & U.S. Poet Laureate

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NACF 2020 Annual Report

Ano’ai Kakou, When we look back at 2020 with its unprecedented and extraordinary challenges, we—at the Native Arts and Cultures…
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ARTWORK FEATURED ON THIS PAGE
Header (top of page) – Kapa image courtesy of Micah Kamohoali’i (Native Hawaiian), Nani Chacon (Diné), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) performing, Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee, Yakama), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), Brenda Mallory (Cherokee), Christopher K. Morgan (Native Hawaiian) & Aaron Sala (Native Hawaiian) performing
Divider (mid-page) – Brenda Mallory (Cherokee)
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