REMEMBERING DAVID MOSES BRIDGES

REMEMBERING DAVID MOSES BRIDGES

David Moses Bridges became part of the First Peoples Fund family in 2007 when he was nominated as a Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award honoree. Although he passed away in 2017 his legacy of commitment to First Peoples artists and culture bearers continues through the David Moses Bridges Scholarship, a fund that will support a First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital fellow every year. 

THE INSPIRING RECIPIENTS OF THE 2018 COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDS

THE INSPIRING RECIPIENTS OF THE 2018 COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDS

The Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards (CSA) recognizes exceptional artists who have shown a lifetime commitment to perpetuating their art and sharing it within their communities. These practicing artists embody the Collective Spirit®, and are nominated for the award by members of their communities. Meet this year's artists.

THE MAKING OF AN ATSUGEWI INDIAN BABY BASKET

THE MAKING OF AN ATSUGEWI INDIAN BABY BASKET

Matilda “Tillie” Wilson has made traditional Atsugewi Indian Baby Baskets for fifteen years. A member of the Hat Creek Atsugewi Band of the Pit River Tribe, she was born in Redding, California and raised in Central Valley (now incorporated as Shasta Lake City). She has 30 years of work experience in education, health management systems, contract health service and health clinic transportation, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.