“Hollywood & Indian Country’s Biggest Night for American Indian & Indigenous Voices™ Cementing American Indian at the forefront of the Entertainment Industry™”
WATCH 2018 RNCI Red Nation Awards on Red Nation Television Network
The Festival, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Red Nation Television Network-Native is Here (RNTV), is all about Natives in Charge of their Narrative becoming the trustworthy American Indian & Indigenous content provider with its groundbreaking initiatives and programs.
“How others view American Indians and how we see ourselves is influenced substantially by film. Creating and depicting our own positive narratives of American Indian life and culture helps reverse generations of stereotypes, while allowing Native people to give voice to their own truths.” – Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund (RNCI Red Nation Awards)
RNCI RED NATION AWARDS SHOW
Don’t miss this annual Global Celebration during American Indian Heritage Month in the month of November with the support from The City and County of Los Angeles.
2018 will be the fifth year of broadcasting LIVE the RNCI Red Nation Awards on Red Nation Television Network on November 16th, RNCI Red Nation Awards will be held at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills CA.
Red Nation Film Festival & Awards buzz has began!
Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter via @RedNationTV #RNIFF2018, on Facebook (Red Nation Film Festival). Follow what our Red Nation stars are up to by reading the weekly Red Nation blog: https://www.rednationff.com/blogsvideos/
YOU can attend this year’s Star-Studded Awards Show Red is Green Carpet Event on November 16, 2018. Be there as we broadcast LIVE from Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts.
Cementing native image at the forefront of the industry, highlighting the very best American Indian & Indigenous contributions to film, television, comedy, music and the arts.
BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE
BEST ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST INDIGENOUS INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
BEST SPORTS FEATURE
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BEST TELEVISION SERIES
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE TV MOVIE, MINISERIES, SPECIAL, COMEDY, SERIES
BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE TV MOVIE, MINISERIES, SPECIAL, COMEDY, SERIES
THE CHIEF DAN GEORGE AWARD
THE MARLON BRANDO AWARD
THE EDWARD R ROYBAL AWARD
THE EDWARD ALBERT JR AWARD
THE COURAGE AWARD
THE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH AWARD
THE OYATE WAYANKA PO WIN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Last year 2016, marked our both year broadcasting RNCI Red Nation Awards on November 21st, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
In 2015, third year of broadcasting RNCI Red Nation Awards on November 22nd, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show, in Westwood CA.
In 2014, HISTORIC EVENT A “LIVE” BROADCAST of RNCI Red Nation Awards Show, held on Nov 12 on Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here and a televised broadcast on Nov 23rd across the country, marking yet another historic phenomenon, cementing native image at the forefront of the industry, highlighting the very best American Indian & Indigenous contributions to film, television, comedy, music and the arts. Don’t miss this national celebration of talent in the month of November for American Indian Heritage Month. Join our Hosts Joanelle Romero (executive producer) and JR Redwater. This year’s show promises to build on that success and beyond. A-list talent Edward James Olmos, A Martinez, John Trudell, Jeremiah Bitsui, Saginaw Grant, Tonantzin Carmelo, Heather Rae, Russell Friedenberg, David Llauger Meiselman, Johnny Sequoyah, WWII Code Talkers, Lenore Andriel, Bill Billingiere, JR Redwater, Arapaho Nation Dancers, and dozens of other American Indian & Indigenous stars joined us on the Red is Green carpet and LIVE televised broadcast.
In 2013, RNCI Red Nation Awards Ground-Breaking Historic event was a televised broadcast, marking the FIRST EVER televised broadcast of an American Indian Awards Show, reaching 19 million homes with our partnership with Comcast | NBC Universal and on Red Nation Television Channel – Native is Here to 10 million viewers in 37 countries, marking RNCI Red Nation Awards, the first American Indian Awards Show broadcast on cable television and the internet. A-list talent included Benicio Del Toro, A. Martinez, Alma Martinez, Tantoo Cr Cardinal, Saginaw Grant, Sage Galesi, Zahn McClarnon, Lenore Andriel, Charlie Soap, Theda NewBreast, Bill Billingiere, Michelle Thrush, The Baker Twins, Crazy Dog Society, Scatter Their Own, Various Native Leaders, and dozens of other American Indian & Indigenous stars joined our host and executive producer Joanelle Romero.
Since 2003, the RNCI Red Nation Awards has honored outstanding artistic achievements in television, film, comedy, music and the arts. The show is an integral part of RNCI’s mission and is held on the last day closing the Red Nation Film Festival. RNCI’s mission is to create greater opportunities for American Indian & Indigenous families in the United States. As a national television special with a cause, the RNCI Red Nation Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of American Indian & Indigenous image.
Each November, in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to RNCI Red Nation Awards. Interest and anticipation builds as we lead up to the RNCI Red Nation Awards LIVE telecast on Red Nation Television Network, when hundreds of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in native filmmaking.
RNCI Red Nation Awards first broadcast was in November 2013 televised broadcast. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Live broadcast on Red Nation Television Network.
November 2007 at Hollywood Roosevelt (dinner gala).
November 2009 and 2010, at C.B.S Studio Lot (dinner gala).
From 2003 to 2011, and in 2017 RNCI Red Nation Awards were announced online without a live broadcast.
Subsequent ceremonies were held at various venues, including Harmony Gold Theatre, Laemmle Music Hall, Laemmle Fine Arts, Crest Theatre, Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
** Copyright/Trademark American Indian Heritage Month™ in the City of Los Angeles was founded in 2005 by Red Nation Celebration Institute and was officially recognized by the State of California and the City of Los Angeles in 2006.