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Forge fellowship awards $25,000 to four Native notables

Recipients are Oneida designer Chris Cornelius, Ho-Chunk/Pechanga filmmaker Sky Hopinka, Menominee writer Jasmine Neosh and Mohican language teacher Brock Schreiber


August 26, 2021

Four Native movers and shakers are the recipients of a $25,000 cash award and fellowship opportunity provided by the Forge Project, an initiative in New York created to “to support established and emerging Indigenous leaders in the land justice, education, and cultural fields with financial support and a residency.”

In addition to the cash award, each of the four will also be able to secure use of the Forge Project property located in the Hudson Valley. The Forge House property, designed by the world-renowned Chinese artisan Ai Weiwei in collaboration with HHF Architects, consists of two large wood and corrugated metal buildings that contain a living space, studio space and an illuminated art gallery.

The recipients announced by the Forge Project are Oneida professor and the founding principal of studio:indigenous Chris Cornelius, Ho-Chunk Nation and Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka, Menominee writer, student and environmental advocate Jasmine Neosh and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, student, language teacher and tribal council member Brock Schreiber.


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