Celebrating Thirty Years of Amerinda
New York City should fully live up to the promise of equality for all by providing cultural equity to Native Americans in the New York City Cultural Plan.
New York City must do as it said through implementation of its first ever Arts Plan, must without question use a "targeted approach" with regard to the Native American arts community; increase economic impact with that constituency, and increase its strategic development to meet the equitable needs of the New York Native arts community.
After surveying the New York City Native arts community, AMERINDA has quantified some recommendations that are absolutely warranted and can begin to equalize its position vis—a—vis the other diverse arts communities in New York, and then continue to increase its stability and impact on the arts community as a whole. The following recommendations from the Native American community seek to rectify current New York City government policies which divide indigenous leadership and remove self determination and decision making from Native people.
The Heart Stays
Poster design: SUNDAYREBEL
The Heart Stays, a new feature film by AMERINDA writer and director Diane Fraher, just finished principal location photography on the Osage Nation in May, 2014 and needs your support. Her first feature-length narrative film, The Reawakening, was the first feature film written and directed by a Native woman and wholly produced by Native people. The Heart Stays is a coming of age story, about a Native American girl who must choose between personal achievement and the traditional responsibilities of the old ways. Learn more about the cast, crew and who is supporting the film, and how you can join them.
Native American rapper SHADOWYZE wrote, performed and produced this smokin' track exclusively for AMERINDA celebrating 27 years of serving Native American artists. Help support AMERINDA by purchasing this song from CDbaby.
Website Design: Patrick
Opening Flash Music: Comin Home by Shadowyze
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