FIRST time there was an American Indian screening/event in the almost 90 year history of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science. On November 10th, 2017 Red Nation Celebration Institute and Festival screened “The Women in the Sand, narrated by Edward James Olmos and invited 75 Students and 20 inter-city youth which included Red Nation’s youth mentorship program. The outcome was amazing in that, not only the audience but the youth were excited and asked many questions about how to get into the lm industry and please have more events like this. The Academy staff stated it was a spiritual experience.
Red Nation Celebration Institute has created a new programs with future dates in 2018 to be held at the Linwood Dunn Theater The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, bringing special programs, panels, educational masterclasses for Native youth from the Native perspective.