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December 1, 2013

2014 NACF Artist Fellowships
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Every year, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation recognizes exceptional Native artists making a significant impact in the fields of dance, film, literature, music, traditional and visual arts.

This year, the Native-led foundation awarded their 2014 NACF Artist Fellowships to exceptional American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists. The total award -- $220,000 -- supports 16 individual artists in amounts up to $20,000 per artist.

"It is our honor to present a dynamic new cohort of NACF Artist Fellows for 2014," said NACF Program Director Reuben Roqueñi (Yaqui/Mexican). "We celebrate their adventurous and creative spirits."

Keola Beamer
(Native Hawaiian)
Lahaina, Hawaii
Music Fellowship

Raven Chacon
Albuquerque, N.M.,
Music Fellowship

Eddie Chuculate
(Muscogee Creek/Cherokee),
Muskogee, Okla.,
Literature Fellowship

Kaili Chun
(Native Hawaiian)
Visual Arts Fellowship

Santee Frazier
(Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
Syracuse, N.Y.
Literature Fellowship

Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy)
Indian Island, Maine Traditional Arts Fellowship

Shan Goshorn
 (Eastern Band of Cherokee)Tulsa, Okla.
Traditional Arts Fellowship

Melissa Henry
Rehoboth, N.M.
Film Fellowship

Micah Kamohoali'i  
(Native Hawaiian)
 Kamuela, Hawaii
Dance Fellowship

Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna)
 Los Angeles
Film Fellowship

 Patrick Makuakane
 (Native Hawaiian)
 San Francisco
Dance Fellowship

Nora Naranjo-Morse

 (Tewa-Santa Clara Pueblo)
Espanola, N.M.
Visual Arts Fellowship

 Da-ka-xeen Mehner
Fairbanks, Alaska
Visual Arts Fellowship

Israel Shotridge
Vashon, Wash.
Traditional Arts Fellowship
Brooke Swaney
Polson, Mont.
Film Fellowship

David Treuer
 Claremont, Calif. Literature Fellowship


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