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First Nation's Fund Awards $25,000 Each to Community Spirit Award Recipients

The First Peoples Fund has announced the 2024 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award recipients. The selected artists infuse the cultural richness of their Indigenous backgrounds into their work.

Selected through nominations from students, mentees, fellow artists, and community members, each recipient will receive $25,000 for their commitment to safeguarding and advancing Indigenous cultures.

"As pillars of their community, Community Spirit Award honorees' love for their people is demonstrated through patient and continuous teaching of their art forms and lifeways," Lori Pourier (Oglala Lakota), President/CEO of First Peoples Fund, said in a press release. "To some, the award acknowledges a sense of urgency to lift potentially lost art forms. To others, the award represents the beauty of seeing ancient art forms flourishing in new ways through songs, dances, celebrations, and other manifestations. To us, the Community Spirit Award represents all of this in addition to giving us the honor of meeting and getting to know the treasured honorees and welcoming them into the First Peoples Fund family."

https://nativenewsonline.net/arts-entertainment/first-nation-s-fund-awards-25-000-each-to-community-spirit-award-recipients

 

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