Creating systemic change through film television in all media.

Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Who Tells the Story Matters


Since 2002 Red Nation Celebration Institute ‘Native Youth Matter’
initative has been able to make a difference in giving to youth on Rose
Bud and Pine Ridge reservations in South Dakota and California and New
Mexico Native communities.

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) is the parent non-profit
organization to Red Nation Film Festival, Red Nation Productions and Red
Nation Films. Red Nation Celebration Institute with your generous support
of our partners, together we have been able to give for the last 15 years,
over $20,000 worth of food and clothing toys and over $10,000 worth of
school supplies, books, toys, bikes, computers to Pine Ridge and Rose Bud

In addition Red Nation Celebration Institute has given product in clothing
to local California native youth programs.

In New Mexico and Los Angeles, ‘Native Youth Matter’ youth has
opportunities to develop working relationships with Native filmmakers,
artists, musicians. since 1995.

Our partners in 2002 & 2003 were Toys R Us and Gives in Kind and You!

All proceeds of your pledge’s benefit “Native Youth Matter” Ending Youth
Suicide on Reservations. Red Nation Celebration is a 501(c)3 Non Profit
American Indian Organization, Talk to your tax advisor about a tax
deduction for your pledge.

In addition as of 2011 and beyond; a dollar from each ticket sale from our
annual events goes towards Native Youth Matter.

Each year RNFF Annual Events chooses a Charity, proceeds benefit American
Indian Social Justice, Environmental Solutions, Human Rights, Animal
Protection and HIV/AIDS Prevention.


Celebrating 29 Years of the Native Narrative through Artist Development


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