Red Nation Celebration Institute created and founded the American Indian Heritage Month in the City/County of Los Angeles in 2005 and officially recognized in 2006 by the State of California and the City of Los Angeles and in the State of New Mexico 2008.
Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) is the first American Indian & Indigenous nonprofit enterprise organization to be funded by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department in 2000.
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 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.
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 Indigenous Film Commission, New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission, American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles, Native Indigenous Studies Center at USC, and Native Youth Matter – If I Can See It I Can Be It.