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RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE
The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Nations
Natives In Charge of their Narrative. The Stoytellers.
Our mission is in promoting, advancing, advocating and empowering independent filmmakers, media artists and content creators, with an emphasis on initiatives and programs for Native women and youth, in all media platforms, in conjunction with partners from around the world.
Serving the North American Indian, Canadian First Nation Peoples and the International Indigenous Peoples since 1995.
A Federally Recognized 501 (C)(3) nonprofit enterprise. EIN 95-4015181
RNCI was Established in 1995, before becoming a non-profit organization, RNCI operated as a Production Company since 1991. That company was responsible for producing films, concert series and music videos including thefirst American Indian AIDS concert, “Warriors Against AIDS,” casting American Indian dancers for Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ music video (the highest paid dancers in music video history), producing numerous benefit concerts, Award-winning documentary films and the first and only American Indian drama series pilot, ‘Home, Home on the Res’.
RNCI founded the first American Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2003, “Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards,” which has become the largest and most prestigious trustworthy festival representing North American Indian, Canada First Nation Peoples, and International Indigenous Peoples.
RNCI is the first native nonprofit organization funded by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department in 2000. Red Nation Celebration Institute is responsible for founding ‘American Indian Heritage Month’ in the City of Los Angeles in 2005 and officially recognized by the State of California and the City of Los Angeles in 2006. In 2008, RNCI established American Indian Heritage Month in the State of New Mexico with former Governor Richardson and Indian Affairs Department.
That same year 2006, before Netflix or Hulu, RNCI founded thefirst online media streaming television network, ‘Red Nation Television Network’ reaching 10 million viewers in 37 countries. All American Indian & Indigenous Content.
RNCI launched the first Pow Wow and Native Parade in November 2007, Opening The State Historic Park Downtown Los Angeles, marking it as an historic ground breaking event.
RNCI founded the first and only ‘Native Women in FILM & Television’ media group. ‘ Native Women in FILM has become its own film festival, held during The Oscar week.
All Red Nation Celebration Institutes’ programs, ground-breaking initiatives and events seek to highlight authentic, inclusive representation in film, television and new media for American Indians in addition to promoting, advancing, advocating and empowering independent filmmakers, media artists and content creators in all media platforms.
Each year, RNCI presents contemporary and traditional American Indian performing arts of diverse artistic disciplines in film and television, providing filmmakers with resources to further their careers in the entertainment industry, music industry and theatre, connecting them to larger, global mainstream audiences. In addition, our educational programs presents positive role models from the arts and entertainment disciplines to under-privileged youth from urban and reservations, empowerment initiatives for women and girls, urban American Indian communities and supports students with creative hands-on training exposing them to resources they might not ever have.
TODAY Red Nation Celebration Institute a leading American Indian entertainment entity and the longest standing Native Arts & Culture non-profit enterprise in Los Angeles CA presented Globally. 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 State of California and worldwide.