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The Creative Enterprise by Natives Delivering to All People the Stories that Shape Our World.



Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) a nonprofit organization, is the longest-running, successful Native women-led, Indigenous media arts and cultural enterprise in the history of the entertainment industry – representing 575+ Native Nations! Red Nation Celebration Institute, in being the first to create the largest Native Indigenous Film Festival in the country ‘Red Nation International Film Festival,’ to the first streaming network (predating Netflix and all others) ‘Red Nation Television Network,’ to Native Women in Film & Television in All Media and Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. (Since 1995)

RNCI mission replaces racist, erasive American Indian stereotypes with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian & Indigenous Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry while amplifying cinematic excellence with an emphasis on initiatives for Native women, girls, and youth. #WhyWeWearRED

RNCI Creating systemic change through the arts and media. Storytelling is what we do. We have increased the visibility of American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers and communities through our ground-breaking programs, initiatives, events in creating content with the revitalized vision of our own narrative as contemporary people. We work in a variety of media platforms and educational institutions, in conjunction with partners from around the world.

RNCI’s leadership actively implements a vision for the future of cinema: one in which American Indian perspectives are authentically pictured, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong Native identities, economic outcomes, equity, and wellness for our communities. We deliver increased representation of Native peoples in popular culture, both in front and behind the camera with our Film Festival (s), RNCI Crew, a Native Studies Center and Red Nation Television Network the first online streaming company. #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

RNCI Board of Directors 

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