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January 1, 2013



The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded its 2013 Artist Fellowships. Fellowships were awarded in six disciplines, including: dance; film; literature; music; traditional; and visual arts. The fellowship are $10,000 and $20,000. The total allocation was $200,000.


The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to fostering the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures.


"It is NACF's mission to provide support and to nurture the creativity of this country's Native artists through our fellowship and other grantmaking programs," says Lulani Arquette from NACF. "We congratulate the 2013 fellows for inspiring the nation, for their vision, their innovation, and for bringing the creative spirit of Native peoples to the world."


List of 2012-2013 Fellows

Music ($10,000)

Bobby Bullet (Chippewa)
Iron River, Mich.

Music ($10,000
Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation)
 Saint Paul, Minn

Literature ($20,000)
Natalie Diaz (Mojave)
 Mohave Valley, Ariz.

Literature ($20,000)
Joan Kane (Iņupiat)
 Anchorage, Alaska

Visual Arts ($20,000)
 Kapulani Landgraf (Native Hawaiian)
 Kaneohe, Hawaii

Film ($20,000)
Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Iņupiat)
New York City

Dance ($20,000)
Christopher Kaui Morgan (Native Hawaiian)
North Bethesda, Md

Music ($20,000)
Cyril Pahinui (Native Hawaiian)
Waipahu, Hawaii

Traditional ($10,000)
Ronald Paquin (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians)
Cheboygan, Mich

raditional ($20,000)
Teri Rofkar (Tlingit)
Sitka, Alaska

Dance ($20,000)
Rosy Simas (Seneca)
Minneapolis, Minn

 Visual Arts ($10,000)
Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Espaņola, N.M

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