Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Who Tells the Story Matters

Red Nation Celebration Institute Legacy Project

RNCI Celebrating 30 Years in 2025

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Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world is the longest-running Native Women-Led Indigenous Media Arts and Cultural non-profit enterprise in the history of the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles with offices in Santa Fe New Mexico, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry. Representing over 570+ Native Nations, amplifying more than 5000+ Native and Indigenous content creators through its streaming company Red Nation Television Network, supporting 2700+ Native Indigenous filmmakers through its Red Nation International Film Festival, including films directed by women through its Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, since 1995. In the last six years RNCI has screened 177 films directed by women.

RNCI is the first Native nonprofit organization funded by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept. (2000) RNCI founded the American Indian Heritage Month (AIHM) in the City of Los Angeles in 2005 and was officially recognized in 2006 by the State of California for organizing AIHM.

Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

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. Meet RNCI Board of Directors

‘As the former Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the second largest Indian tribe in the country, I enthusiastically support your efforts on behalf of Indigenous peoples. I applaud your efforts’
Mankiller Wilma
Wilma Mankiller
‘Thank you Joanelle Romero and the Red Nation Film Festival ! You were a big part of us in getting selected at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and for the Sesame Street Workshop Summit for Native American Writers.!’
Sharlene Millang

Deb Haaland 54th United States Secretary of the Interior.

Joe Walsh American guitarist, singer, songwriter 'The Eagles'

Tatanka Means Actor, Comedian, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Red Nation Celebration Institute is a Federally Recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. EIN 95-4015181.

All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.


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