2012 REGIONAL COLLABORATION

Total allocation: $200,000
Sundance Institute – Native Program
Pa’i Foundation
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
First Peoples Fund
Alaska Native Arts Foundation

Alaska Native Arts Foundation

ANAF’s core services provide a cultural, marketing, and financial development resource, offering professional development and support services to approximately 1,100 Alaska Native artists from the myriad of Alaskan communities across the vast state.

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First Peoples Fund

In its nearly 15 year history, First Peoples Fund (FPF) has supported hundreds of artists through business leadership and cultural capital fellowships. These programs not only provide immediate assistance to participating artists, but enable deeper long-term business and community development impacts at the tribal level.

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Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center is the only Native facility of its kind on any university grounds 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.

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PA’I Foundation

PA’I Foundation’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations, and they have established a cultural center on O’ahu to better serve the broader Hawaiian community. The foundation is among a group that is the driving force behind movements to recover language, cultural traditions, healing practices, voyaging, navigations and agricultural practices of a people in their ancestral land who are now the minority population.

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Sundance Institute – Native Program

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program supports Native filmmakers across the U.S. and around the world. The Program invites promising Native filmmakers to develop their projects through the mechanisms of support at Sundance Institute, and then return with their work to Native lands to inspire new generations of storytellers.

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