Madame Secretary Deb Haaland

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“Thank you for supporting RNCI, I hope that you will continue to support this wonderful organization so that it can continue to inspire folks and that all of you will continue to share your creatively with the world and that more youth folks can learn from you, be inspired by you and have success into the future.”

RNCI the Creative Enterprise by Natives

Delivering To All People
The Stories That Shape Our World

Amplifying Native Indigenous content creators in front of and behind the camera, since 1995.

The nonprofit enterprise Red Nation Celebration Institute along with its partners of inclusion, hosts screenings and events year-round throughout the United States, as well as abroad and online, to celebrate Native Indigenous independent storytelling, help artists refine their craft, and reach global audiences.

Founded 1995 by Joanelle Romero is the longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry.

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Donations in any amount help support the efforts of RNIFF, year round programs, while benefiting Native Indigenous Youth Academy for Cinematic Arts.

It’s easy to make a donation, Donations by check are payable to Red Nation Celebration Institute at:

6250 Canoga Avenue Ste 556
Woodland Hills, California 91367

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Red Nation Celebration Institute Globally Acclaimed Enterprise

Celebrating 30 Years in 2025

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) is committed to our mission of finding meaningful ways to contribute to to end racial inequality in America, and implement strategies and actions that we, the Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world the longest-running Native Women-Led Indigenous Media Arts and Cultural non-profit enterprise in the history of the entertainment industry, can put forward in support of and centered around creating systemic change through the arts, film, television and new media.

Offering the opportunity for young filmmakers and artists to tell stories and share American history and culture from the Native perspective is imperative. Offering a platform where Natives In Charge of Their Narrative, is part of that mission.

As a donor, you understand that in order to continue doing the work that we have proudly done for the last 2 decades+. We need your support to sustain the platform through cutting-edge educational and arts programs, as well as our ground breaking initiatives and campaigns WHY WE WEAR RED and ONLY ONE WATER and where we can continue to expand our outreach programs through the power of storytelling.

Your contribution supports our yearly social justice initiatives and groundbreaking programs.

Thank you for your generous gift in supporting our organization’s long-term goal of capacity building and sustainable development.

INVEST IN THE NATIVE INDIGENOUS NARRATIVE Red Nation Impact Legacy Project Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) and RNCI Partners are continuously working on moving forward for the last 2 1/2 plus decades and beyond in visualizing a world where Native Peoples continue to thrive on our inherent right to self-determination for the greater good of all humanity.

If you are interested in learning more about our current and future plans, or becoming a partner or ally, please contact RNCI Director of Development Linda Tenequer at

For more information about Red Nation Celebration Institute visit Red Nation Celebration Institute


All contributions are tax deductible

Red Nation Celebration Institute is a Federally Recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. EIN 95-4015181.

All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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