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CATOOSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation Film Office hopes to advance its goal of building Native representation in modern media through a partnership with Oklahoma-based Green Pasture Studios and nonprofit SeriesFest. 

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — After serving in a temporary capacity as the top executive of the Phoenix Indian Center Inc. for the last five months, Jolyana Begay-Kroupa can now drop the interim designation from her title of CEO.

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Growing up, Amy Higdon always had a passion for film, but was uncertain how she would ever be able to participate in the creative industry. 

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Over the years, Tasha Abourezk made many star quilts, which are popular among Native American people, particularly the Northern Plains tribes, as a form of gifting, honoring and expressing gratitude. 

As she started exploring her creativity, Abourezk (Mandan and Hidatsa) knew she wanted to incorporate her culture into different mediums. Through a process of experimenting, the quilter ultimately decided to try her hand at making handbags, which would become a passion all its own.

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A major difference exists between the expectations for Native and Western theater, says playwright and director Tara Moses. In her experience, Western plays often follow a rigid structure, whereas Native theater tends to be more fluid and representational versus literal and straightforward. 

 

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Native creators working in the performing arts need more and broader access to funding and more freedom in their partnerships with funding organizations. 

That’s according to a new report by First Peoples Fund, a Rapid City, S.D.-based arts nonprofit. 

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Vision Maker Media wants to enable public conversation and understanding of Native people’s stories as told by Native filmmakers. 

As part of that mission, the Lincoln, Neb.-based organization sponsors the Creative Shorts Fellowship, which started in 2020 and is aimed at cultivating emerging Native filmmakers, pairing them with experienced mentors, providing funding and bringing short stories to life. 

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John Romero remembers his first experience with program coding in a university science lab when he was 11 years old. An Arizona native who grew up in California, Romero began learning how to program on the school’s mainframe computer. 

“I ended up in this specific place and saw this massive computer. I had never seen anything like it,” Romero, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, told Tribal Business News.

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TULSA, Okla. — With the launch of a new $1 million annual incentive program, Cherokee Nation is hanging out the welcome sign for the film industry to come to its 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma. 

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Verna Volker got the idea for what would become Native Women Running when she noticed that no one in the traditional media for the running community looked like her.