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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 24, 2004 - Issue 105


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collected by Paul and Vicki


The Heard Museum
One of the world's leading repositories of Native American art, the Heard Museum is known for its quality exhibitions and exciting events and programs that celebrate the vitality and creativity of Native cultures and art. Whether it is viewing artistic masterpieces, strolling through art markets under the arched colonnades of the museum's courtyards or enjoying the world-class talent of Native American dancers, the Heard's exhibit and events will thrill you.

The Heard Museum Online Exhibition
Please Touch. Uncommon words in a museum, but thanks to artist Michael Naranjo, today we were able to "see" his bronze figures at the Heard Museum in a way that normally is not allowed.

First People's Fund:
Founded in 1995, First People's Fund is committed to supporting the creative work of American Indian artists. First People's Fund supports the advancement of American Indian arts by focusing on two funding areas:

  • The Annual Community Spirit Awards - A national recognition and fellowship award for American Indian artists.
  • Artists in Business Leadership Program - This program provides artists with technical assistance, access to capital and to new marketing opportunities.

There is a special place that art occupies in the minds and lives of American Indians. Artistic creation serves as a visual demonstration of the persistence of Indian culture and community. Art was and is an important part of the ways of American Indians because it is thoroughly rooted in the land, the cultures and the communities. Even today, art continues to represent Indian people's original, ancient meaning and purpose

Sundance Film Festival
Founded by Robert Redford and dedicated to the development of artists of independent vision and the exhibition of their new work, the Sundance Institute is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2001.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
The establishment of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards best exemplifies the efforts of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation to encourage and celebrate excellence in the Aboriginal community. In 1993 NAAF established the awards in conjunction with the the United Nation's International Decade of the World's Indigenous peoples. The awards recognize career achievements by Aboriginal professionals in diverse occupations. Now entering their eleventh year, these awards have become a Canadian institution.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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