Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Land Language Culture Tradition Identity

Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) The Authentic Voice for American Indian & Indigenous Nations, founded in 1995. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. RNCI is the longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media, arts, and cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise based in Los Angeles with offices in Santa Fe New Mexico, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing over 570+ Native Nations and established a rich legacy of work by supporting more than 739 Native Indigenous filmmakers.

RNCI’s 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.

Red Nation Celebration Institute is the first Native Indigenous non-profit funded by the City of Los Angeles.

RNCI History

Land Recognition

We acknowledge that our work takes place on Unceded and Occupied territories of the 575+ Native Nations. We are inviting you to take a moment to reflect on whose land you are living and working on and if you don’t know, to research and reflect.