2015 Special Projects

Grantees:
1. California Missions
2. Ga Ni Tha
3. Litquake
4. Return from Exile
5. Rick Bartow at Oregon State University
6. Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry

Ga Ni Tha: Performance and Film

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation proudly supported a series of exhibitions, symposium, and cross-cultural international learning through the support of collaborative film and photography project Ga ni tha, curated by Nancy Marie Mithlo.

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Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is proud to have acted as a fiscal sponsor for Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry, an art exhibition held at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington in March – April 2016.

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Saying Our Share: Surviving the Missions

Through performance, literature and art, “Saying Our Share: Surviving the Missions”, outlines the tragedy that befell a pre-contact California indigenous population of close to one million people and, over 70 years post contact, reduced it to an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 survivors. This project attempts to educate in a way that engages the public and advances the historical record.

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Return from Exile

This traveling art exhibit was conceived to encourage healing and reconciliation and intentionally organized around the work of Native artists currently enrolled in the displaced tribes of the Creek, the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Chickasaw and the Seminole.

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