Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

April Community Tour – An Evening of Conversation with Shyla Spicer & Phinney Brown

Join us on Thursday, April 18th at 6pm for an evening of conversation with a new generation of local Indigenous arts leadership, featuring Shyla Spicer (Yakama), President/CEO of Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) and Phinney Brown (Coeur D’Alene Tribe), Executive Director of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA), facilitated by B. ‘Toastie’ Oaster (Choctaw), Indigenous Affairs Reporter at High Country News.

You’ll also learn more about the exciting work in which NACF and CSIA are currently engaged, and where these organizations are headed.

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Presents:
Matrilineal Memory a Solo Exhibition by Mikaela Shafer

Join us for Matrilineal Memory, a solo exhibition by 2023 LIFT artist Mikaela Shafer (Hopi, Coyote Clan) at the Center for Native Arts & Cultures in Portland! Don’t miss the opening reception on May 10th from 5-8 PM.

Join Our New Membership Program

Being a member is one of the best ways to help us advance our growing impact – supporting the power of art and storytelling, and investing in Native artists and culture bearers.

Learn more about NACF membership and join our community of inaugural members today!





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

News, Updates & Events

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)