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August 18 – 21, 2028

Red Nation International Film Festival ‘On the Road’ Santa Fe, NM

Leading up to the world’s famous Indian Market Weekend.

Film Program and Events announced soon.

List of Events

Press Conference

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Film Program with Conversation Series

MONKEY BEACH Violet Crown 
Ticketed Event/In Person August 19

Native Women Write
'Fellows Retreat'

Free Event RSVP at

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
August 18

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
August 20

RNCI Crew 'Tribal Film Liaisons Summit' with Crewvie & Industry Allies 

Free Event RSVP at

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
August 18

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
August 21

Stay tuned for a full schedules.

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RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE (RNCI) the Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world.

RNCI the longest standing Native Media, Arts & Cultural nonprofit in Los Angeles includes the largest Indigenous International Film Festival in the world.


Red Nation Celebration Institute a leading American Indian entertainment entity and the longest standing Native Arts, Culture, Media non-profit enterprise organization in Los Angeles CA. RNCI is the world’s most recognized American Indian performing arts, cultural, media, and educational nonprofit organization dedicated to American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous Nations, representing music, actors, writers, directors, producers, and visual artists.

Red Nation Celebration Institute continued commitment supports excellence in education, self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, community building, economic development, empowerment and inspirational opportunities for native youth and women and has changed American society with its continued on-going programs in the arts, media, social justice, civic engagement, economic empowerment, research, training and international relations.

Red Nation Celebration Institute advocates on behalf of American Indian artists, performers, actors, directors, producers, writers as a liaison organization, promoting strong federally recognized artists including urban native communities as well as promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous Nations, and people to the entertainment industry, arts, social justice, tribal nations, environmental and educational communities in Los Angeles and County, the State of California and world.


Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) was established out of a direct need. RNCI has its roots in Santa Fe, New Mexico, produced during the famous Indian Market (1995 to 1997); RNCI pioneered the music movement during Indian Market. In 1995 there wasn’t any contemporary American Indian music being performed, since inception of Indian Market. In 1998, Red Nation moved to Los Angeles to be produced during the most important weeks of the music industry “The Grammy Awards Week.” In 2003, Red Nation Celebration “Concert Series” became an “Official Grammy Event” and went on to become Red Nation Celebration’s “Signature” Event. In 2005, Red Nation launched the music scene on the Plaza during Indian Market week-end and now native music is being performed on the plaza. In addition that same year RNCI produced Red Nation Film Festival “On the Road” bringing native content to Santa Fe and the Red is green Carpet Galas.

Due to Red Nation’s vision, native music is being heard throughout Indian Market. Red Nation inspired this music movement and now audiences can experience native music almost anywhere throughout the United States. Red Nation’s success is a revolution and presentation of Native music from all over Indian Country from within the communities urban to reservations. Red Nation was recognized as a groundbreaking concept and became a widely publicized event of national stature. Red Nation has successfully featured American Indian recording artists, Grammy winners and nominees, and has been a launching pad for numerous American Indian musicians who have been signed to labels since performing at Red Nation’s concerts over the last 20 years.

Red Nation Celebration Institute is an organization that preserves and records our heritage; an instrument for American Indians and non-Indians alike to erase stereotypes and replace them with positive representations that reflect the diversity of American Indian life and culture.


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