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Causes: Arts & Culture, Film & Video

Mission: Dedicated to promoting indigenous peoples in film & television, visual arts, performing arts and media through education about indigenous peoples issues, stories, cultures and life-ways.

Programs: Achievements included promoting indigenous peoples in film and television, visual arts, performing arts and media through education about indigenous peoples issues, cultures and life-ways. Inarts supported a world premiere of dancing earth contemporary indigenous dance group's continuation of seeds: red generation, a trans-formative performance ritual, at ft lewis college's community concert hall in durango, co, flowing from a series of community collaborative visioning sessions and interdisciplinary movement workshops centering indigenous artistic and ecological knowledge. Inarts also supported dancing earth contemporary indigenous dance group's continued work on a year-round cultural creative movement program for preschoolers and elementary age groups and weekly dance classes and summer program for mexican indio/latino/xicano youth who speak enlish as second or third language. Support for dancing earth also included seasonal workshops at rural sites in california with kashaya pomo youth in sonoma county, and new mexico including espanola, dulce on jicarilla apache reservation, okay owingeh pueblo, abiquiu community garden, zuni pueblo, and navajo nation were also provided to youth. Inarts also supported a special performace and cultural exchange entitled "uk'u'x ulew: heart of the earth" at the national museum of the american indian performed by grupo sotz'il, a mayan dance company from guatemala.

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