Officially Endorsed By

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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.”

Former Congresswoman Deb Haaland
New Mexico

Hugo Soto Martinez
Courtesy: Hugo Soto Martinez

Officially ENDORSED by Councilmember Hugo Soto Martinez, District 13 Los Angeles is home to the largest urban American Indian and Alaska Native population in the country, with over 200 tribes, including the original peoples of this land: the Tongva, Tataviam, and Chumash.

California Native Indigenous Film Commission

RNCI Sponsors Since Inception

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners in amplifying Native Indigenous storytelling.



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Who Tells The Story Matters

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), The Authentic Voice for American Indian & Indigenous Nations, founded 1995. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. The longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry. Based in Los Angeles and Santa Fe NM, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing 570+ Native Nations, established a rich legacy of work by supporting 894+ Native Indigenous filmmakers. Mission is to break barriers of racism by creating systemic change through media and pop culture in order to eliminate Native American stereotypes. Our Vision for the future of cinema is one in which Native Indigenous perspectives are authentically pictured, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong authentic Native identities, economic outcomes, equity, and wellness for our Indigenous communities.

Meet RNCI Board of Directors

Our business partners are an integral part of the RNCI family. If you’re interested in supporting RNCI’s mission with a partnership, please contact: Linda Tenequer at at or call 818.665.5753

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