First Environmentalists

Red Nation Film Festival, Est 2003, is the ONLY authentic native festival working on environmental solutions thru film screenings, film and television personalities, productions, musicians, envirnomental product placement, environmental organizations, Native communities across the country, Native Fashion with Social Action, Red Nation Conversation Series, Native Youth Matter-If I Can See It I Can Be It, Indigenous Women’s Climate Change Water March, Native Allies, Respecting The Water of Life Ceremonies, and our RNCI Red Nation Awards where we honor those who have made a difference in the lives of the American Indian & Indigenous communities and/or in environmental solutions.  In addition, Red is Green Carpet events, highlights productions and corporate entertainment offices that go green ‘behind the scenes.’

Since 2006, Red Nation Film Festival parent organization Red Nation Celebration Institute has partnered with these environmental organizations since 1995 in bringing awareness about Climate Change, environmental conscious and the issues we face together.

November 2007 – Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), partnered with native youth Montano Rain and his Help the Earth organization focusing on environmental youth empowerment geared towards environmental solutions. Our first project together was Montano’s Environmental Youth Summit. This was the first Environmental Youth Summit in Los Angeles, bring together privileged and under- privileged youth from all over the City of Los Angeles with a total of 275 youth in attendance. Montano Rain was recognized by the United Nation with their first YEA Award and the City of Los Angeles.  Montano Rain was 13 at the time.  Montano went on to work with Jane Goodall. Dr. Jane Goodall took him to Africa, where he made his film doc film.

April 23, 2011, Environmental Activist Actor Montano Rain launched the 1st Help the Earth Environmental Film Festival.  In 2012, he went on to college, soon to graduate in 2018. RNCI looks forward to our continued partnership.


  • Help The Earth
  • Jane Goodall
  • Heal the Bay

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