RNCI HISTORIC TIMELINE
RNCI Red Nation Awards first broadcast was in November 2013 televised broadcast. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018, 2019, 2020 Streamed Live on Red Nation Television Network.
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 Network – Native is Here reaching 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.
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 and in Santa Fe New Mexico.
** 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.