Transforming Community

Through Native Arts

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Art and culture is how humanity makes sense of and shares the world around us. Art gives voice to our fears, our dreams and it invites others to know us and to know themselves.

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I was taught that our arts carry the spirit of the people. It is through art that we know ourselves. It’s through art that we will go forward into the world and it is through art that our cultures will be remembered.

—Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) Poet and Musician, Oklahoma

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We are forever grateful to the Native nations and tribes, foundations, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals who have so generously enabled the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation to provide assistance as of April 30, 2016:

Connected-SAND Unless we make a conscious effort to bolster our Indigenous arts and link our elders with emerging Native artists, those voices can be lost.

When we lose a generation of artists and culture bearers, we lose a generation of deep wisdom and young people are left without roots from which to draw life and hope.

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