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Foundation supports creativity, culture

VANCOUVER – For the VIBRANT VISION Fellows also work with their n Thea Hopkins, Aquinnah
sixth year, the Native Arts communities and share their Wampanoag
and Cultures Foundation has To learn more about the culture in numerous ways.
awarded its National Artist National Artist Fellows and n Laura Ortman, White
Fellowship to a new group of NACF’s work nurturing The National Artist Mountain Apache
16 artists. the passion and power of Fellowships are made possible
creative expression, go to with support from the Ford n Aaron J. Sal, Native
The individuals in five Foundation, Second Sister Hawaiian
categories were selected Foundation and the generosity TRADITIONAL ARTS
from a national open call accomplishments across the of arts patrons.
of American Indian, Alaska U.S.,” said NACF Director of n Theresa Secord,
Native and Native Hawaiian Programs Francene Blythe, 2016 National Penobscot Nation
artist applicants who were Diné/Sisseton-Wahpeton/ Artist Fellows
reviewed by a panel of art Eastern Band Cherokee. “We n TJ Young, Sgwaayaans,
peers and professionals. are honored to award this ARTISTIC INNOVATION Haida Nation
year’s National Fellows. They, n Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, VISUAL ARTS
Those who received awards too, continually raise the
reside in 14 states: Alaska, visibility of Native arts and Native Hawaiian n Luzene Hill, Eastern
California, Connecticut, cultures to higher levels of n Erica Tremblay, Seneca- Band Cherokee
Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, achievement, excellence and
Massachusetts, Minnesota, endeavor.” Cayuga Nation n Cannupa Hanska Luger,
New Mexico, New York, LITERATURE Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia The NACF National Lakota
and Washington. Artist Fellowship includes a n Kelli Jo Ford, Cherokee
monetary award that provides Nation of Oklahoma n Brenda Mallory,
“NACF fosters and additional support for Native Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
supports the vision, creativity artists to explore, develop and n Susan Power, Yanktonai
and innovation of Native experiment with original and Dakota n Preston Singletary,
artists in a number of existing projects. MUSIC Tlingit
disciplines that feature VISUAL ARTS IN PAINTING
the ongoing vibrancy and n Tiokasin Ghosthorse,
range of artistic careers and Mnicoujou/Itazipco Lakota n Bunky Echo-Hawk,
Pawnee, Yakama

n Mateo Romero, Cochiti

Grants fund Native artists Attention weavers

The Longhouse Education pass along cultural knowledge NNABA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
and Cultural Center at and much more.
Evergreen State College EVENT IS SEPT. 30/OCT. 1
recognizes the importance Grants provide funds for AT GREAT WOLF LODGE
of enhancing arts at the Native artists such as weavers, If you’d like your Northwest
source – by supporting artists regalia makers, carvers, Native American
themselves. beaders, tool makers, etc. Basketweavers Association
registration fee paid for, you
Each year, the Longhouse The deadline is Oct. 19. must participate in the cedar
issues a call for grant Awards are $2,500-$5,000. bow classes provided by the
proposals for Native artists Artists have used grant Heritage and Culture program
living in Washington and funds to purchase tools and and make a minimum
Oregon. equipment, establish web of 10 bows for the conference.
pages and create marketing Call the number below 24
Since 2006, Native artists materials. hours in advance of when
working in a variety of media To download the you want to take the class.
have been awarded funding to application: Go to They are offered until 6 p.m.
create new work, gain skills, Tuesday through Thursday.
acquire tools and materials, grantprograms.htm. This is for registration only.
Many different styles of
JOIN OUR TEAM weaving will be offered by the
Master Weavers. You will be
The Confederated Tribes of the required to pay for kits.
Chehalis Reservation offers career
opportunities to tribal members CALL PHILIP YOUCKTON AT 360-709-1752 FOR CLASSES
and the public. Search for positions
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