Over the past 20 years, activity and connectivity around Native arts and cultures in the United States has notably increased.
- The urgent work of cultural transmission and preservation is taking place in Native communities.
- The success and recognition of individual Native artists is inspiring younger generations.
- Native artists are engaged deeply in a heightened discourse on urgent contemporary issues, such as environmental stewardship and community vitality.
But even as awareness of and interest in Native arts and cultures increases, indigenous artists, culture bearers and Native-led arts & cultural organizations face tremendous challenges.