RED NATION
CELEBRATION
INSTITUTE

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. 

Properties include: Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF), RNCI Red Nation Awards (the only Native Indigenous Awards Show broadcast annually), Red Nation Television Network is the very first streaming media enterprise, pre-dating Netflix, Hulu and any other streaming service, Native Women in Film & Television, RNCI Crew, California Native IndigenousFilm Commission, New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission, American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles, Native Studies Center at USC, and Native Indigenous Youth Academy for Cinematic Arts, Native Youth Matter – If I Can See It I Can Be It.

RNCI Supported by Native Nations

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