NACF President Profiled by Philanthropy Northwest

Lulani Arquette, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation President & CEO, spoke last spring with Philanthropy Northwest about the challenges,  successes, and opportunities she has encountered through her leadership of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

You can read the full article here.

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“Native arts and cultures are rooted in tradition, values, and cultural history. Yet arts practice is always evolving. Native artists and communities are innovating and sharing their voices in increasingly unique and formidable ways. They are a creative force to be reckoned with that are challenging stereotypes of what American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native arts embody. Artists, scholars and culture bearers are uniting to provide accurate accounts of Native histories, and inform the public on Native challenges and accomplishments. The ultimate goal is to keep our living cultures thriving, inspire cooperation to solve challenges and develop meaningful relationships between diverse peoples, places and professions.”

Learn more about Lulani here.

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