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bigGIVE 2021

NACF is participating in #giveBIG 2021. As a Native-led organization that is solely dedicated to promoting Native equity through arts and cultures, we are committed to uplifting Native communities through the scope of socially engaged art to address a traumatic history of racial, economic, political, and environmental injustice. Promote positive social change for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples by supporting Native artists with a gift today! You can also increase your gift by setting up a FUNdraising Page in support of NACF to share with your own network.

Center for Native Arts & Cultures

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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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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