First Peoples Fund is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and well-being of American Indian arts and culture, deeply rooted in Indigenous values and place-based practices. We honor and support creative, community-centered Native artists and nurture the Collective Spirit® that allows them to sustain their peoples. We accomplish this by providing tools, resources and a voice to Indigenous artists who share their inspiration, wisdom, knowledge and gifts with their communities.


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First Peoples Fund is a recipient of the 2014 Bush Prize

Bush Grants benefit two local organizations, Rapid City Journal

Watch video from the 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards

Five questions with First Peoples Fund's newest board member, Bud Lane III (Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians)

A chilkat blanket the size of a newborn killer whale

Recap of the 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards

As the end of the year draws near, please consider making an online gift to First Peoples Fund. Your financial support means we can continue to offer the fellowship and training support that is making a real difference in the lives of Native artists.

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