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Campaign highlights Native American students

Heritage University launches students hold for their communities “Possibilities” features photographer Ryan Red Corn’s striking photographs.
‘Possibilities,’ featuring work and the world once they graduate from
by renowned photographer college.

Toppenish – Heritage University The campaign drives students to
launched a new recruitment campaign, where they can
featuring work by renowned Native learn more about academic programs,
American artist Ryan Red Corn of student life, scholarships, financial aid
the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. The and student support programs available
campaign, called “Possibilities,” features to Native American students.
six of the 74 Native American students
who are attending Heritage. “We want to both recognize the
amazing things our students are
Red Corn is an accomplished graphic accomplishing and also inspire would-be
designer and photographer and is co- students to see themselves in each of these
founder of the design and marketing students,” said David Wise, vice president
firm Buffalo Nickel Creative. Red Corn of marketing and communications at
and his work have been featured in First Heritage. “Students in the Yakima Valley
American Art Magazine and Indian can accomplish anything they set their
Country Today. Last October, he lent his minds to, and we want them to explore
talents to the creation of this campaign. the world of possibilities that exist for
Red Corn photographed students Jacob them through higher education.”
Billy (Yakama), Amanda Carroll (Peguis
First Nation), Michelle George (Yakama), Billy, a senior majoring in
Josephine Honanie (Yakama and Hopi), environmental science, was honored to be
John Littlewolf (Yakama) and McHale part of the Possibilities campaign.
Mansfield (Yakama).
“It was a great experience to work with
The striking photographs of each an amazing artist like Family / 10-11 Red
student are used in advertising that Corn,” he said. “I am humbled to know
includes print, direct mail and online that the pictures he took of me and the
media. Ads focus on the promise the other students will be used to motivate
others to pursue college and all the
possibilities that come with an education.”

Artists awarded grants to develop projects NATIVE CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
The Longhouse Education and residing in Washington or Oregon who Hawaiian).
Cultural Center at The Evergreen State work in visual arts, performance-based The Native Creative Development Applicants must be American Indian,
College announced the 2015 winners arts and media and literary arts. Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian
of the Native Creative Development grant program was designed to address residing in Washington or Oregon. Grant
grant program in January. The grants Winners are Natalie Ball (Klamath), the professional development needs of applications for all forms of visual,
are given annually and are awarded Melissa Bennett (Confederated Tribes individual native artists by providing performance-based arts, media and
on a competitive basis by local of Umatilla), Alison Bremner (Tlingit), merit-based funding for a variety of literary arts from $2,500-$5,000 are
and regional experts in the field of Brittany Britton (Hoopa Valley Tribe), projects such as training in marketing, accepted.
traditional and contemporary Native Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated purchasing supplies and materials, For more details, go to
American art forms. Tribes), Yatika Fields (Osage), harvesting resources, portfolio longhouse/grantprograms.htm.
Shaadoo’tlaa Gunaaxoo’kwaan development, apprenticeships and The Longhouse Education and Cultural
Since the inception of the grants (Tlingit), Tony Johnson (Chinook), workshop fees. Center, “House of Welcome,” is a public
in 2006, the center has awarded Waylon Lenk (Karuk), Annette Matt service center located at The Evergreen
$581,000 in direct support to Native (Coeur d’Alene), JeNene Miller Since 2006, native artists working in State College. Its mission is to promote
American artists. This year’s group (Squaxin Island), Margaret Morris a variety of media have been awarded indigenous arts and cultures through
of grantees includes established and (Tlingit), Fox Anthony Spears funding to create new work, gain skills, education, cultural preservation, creative
emerging Native American artists (Karuk) and Deva Yamashiro (Native acquire tools and materials, pass along expression and economic development.
cultural knowledge and more.

JOIN OUR TEAM Basket weavers sought for conference

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation If you are interested in being Community Center.
proudly offers employment opportunities to tribal one of the featured weavers at the We are looking for 10 featured
members and the general public. You can search for 2016 Northwest Native American
positions by downloading the latest job posts at Basketweavers Association weavers and five weavers for the Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at youth track. The deadline to submit a
Great Wolf Lodge, please submit bio is April 1.
a bio to Philip Youckton in the
events office at the Chehalis Tribal If you have any questions,
please call 360-709-1752 or email
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