Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

Matrilineal Memory, a Solo Exhibition by Mikaela Shafer

Join us for Matrilineal Memory, a solo exhibition by NACF 2023 LIFT: Early Career Support for Native Artists awardee Mikaela Shafer (Hopi, Coyote Clan) at The Center for Native Arts & Cultures in Portland!

Exhibition Hours:

Fri, May 24th: 5-7 PM

Sat, May 25th: 12-4 PM

Fri, May 31st: 5-7 PM

Thurs, June 6th: 6-8 PM (Community Tour)

Early Cherokee Art History

Join us on May 19th at 2pm for an introduction to early Cherokee visual art history from precontact times to the mid-20th century with NACF Board Member America Meredith (Cherokee Nation).

This event is free and open to the public at The Center for Native Arts & Cultures. Presented by Mt. Hood Cherokees.

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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:

Total program support
Total awards
Native artists and organizations
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 Partners with Google Arts and Culture

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Header (top of page) – Natalie Ball (Black, Modoc and Klamath Tribes), Richard D. York (Cherokee Nation), Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), ShanDien Sonwai LaRance (Hopi, Tewa, Navajo and Assinaboine) performing, Monica Jo Raphael (Anishinaabe-Sicangu Lakota), Olivia Komahcheet (Comanche/Otoe) performing, Nani Chacon (Diné), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) performingKapa image courtesy of Micah Kamohoali’i (Native Hawaiian), Christopher K. Morgan (Native Hawaiian) & Aaron Sala (Native Hawaiian) performing 
Divider (mid-page) – Brenda Mallory (Cherokee)