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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 successful Native Women-Led Indigenous Media Arts
and Cultural non-profit enterprise in the history of the entertainment
industry. Serving over 575+ Native Nations in the U.S. and
collectively on the planet 1200.

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November 2, 2023 | In Person | Los Angeles

Economic Development of Native Land™

Red Nation Celebration Institute at American Film Market

“ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON NATIVE LAND™” in partnership with the entertainment industry. This enlightening discussion will shed light on the profound importance of filming on Native land, presenting a novel perspective on this vital subject.

This initiative is about more than just film production; it’s about economic growth. By creating job opportunities, offering workforce development training to prepare tribal members for the film industry, and unlocking untapped resources, we’re poised to increase revenue significantly. Additionally, we’re poised to explore new locations, uncover hidden treasures, and expand horizons.

August 19, 2022 | In Person | New Mexico

Economic Development on Native Lands

New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission

Host: Joanelle Romero, Founder RNCI Crew / RNCI / AMPAS

Guest Speakers:

  • Todd Christensen Location Manager / LMGI / AMPAS
  • Signe Lindell / Santa Fe Mayor Pro-Term
  • Rebecca “Puck” Stair / IATSE 480
  • Cyndy McCrossen / Albuquerque Film Office
  • Carma Harvey / Prop Mistress, Stuntwoman
  • Eugene BraveRock / Stunts
  • Invited Leadership of the 19 Pueblos
November 7, 2015 | In Person | Los Angeles

Inaugural Ground-breaking Event for Native Indigenous filmmakers and Crew

American Film Market


The Creative Enterprise by Natives Delivering to All People the Stories that Shape our World.

Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers

Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Who Tells The Story Matters

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), The Authentic Voice for American Indian & Indigenous Nations, founded 1995. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. The longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry. Based in Los Angeles and Santa Fe NM, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing 570+ Native Nations, established a rich legacy of work by supporting 894+ Native Indigenous filmmakers. 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

RNCI Properties include: Red Nation International Film Festival, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Red Nation Television Network Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company (predating Netflix and all other streaming services), Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, RNCI Crew, California Native Film Commission, New Mexico Film Commission, American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles, Native Studies Center, Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts #NotTodayColonizer, and #NativeYouthMatter – If I Can See It I Can Be It.

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