Jeanne Bedell Asks For Your Nomination For Community Spirit Award
Please nominate me for this award!
First Peoples Fund Announces 10th Annual Community Spirit Award
A national fellowship award for American Indian artists.
Call for Nominations Community Spirit Awards
April 11, 2008 Deadline
A little about me & see My Links Below-
I live outside of PR for 16 years. I am Anishinabe but also am a Sitting Bull descendant through my fathers side of the family. I practice both the Lakota and Anishinabe culture and I am an international/national artist. I am also a hard working (Starving) actor, writer, singer (Just starting out). Each year I assist with the Treaty Council & The Big Foot Ride. I am a former college professor and I have a PhD in Educational Psychology. Please vote for me in this nomination.
Goodness!! I'm all over the web!
Jeanne aka Jiinii
P.O. Box 724
Martin, SD 57551
Community Spirit Awards Nomination Form
First Peoples Fund Announces 10th Annual Community Spirit Awards - A national fellowship award for American Indian artists.
Call for Nominations
Community Spirit Awards
April 11, 2008 Deadline
First Peoples Fund, a national nonprofit organization invites you to nominate an artist from your American Indian community for their eighth annual Community Spirit Award, recognizing individuals who have made substantial contributions to their communities. Following a rigorous selection process, four individuals will be honored with a $5,000 fellowship.
Community Spirit is an expression that speaks of the unselfish generosity and reciprocated love these artists have for their Indian community. The same spirit that guides artists’ work also drives them to do service in their communities. This process of bringing spirit back to the community is part of a sacred honor system that First Peoples Fund works to strengthen through recognition of these artists.
Community Spirit also describes the teaching of gifts that promote and sustain indigenous cultures. Recipients of this award must demonstrate these acts of Community Spirit through their art form. First Peoples Fund seeks artist who demonstrate these values we hold strongly:
· Deeply rooted and maintain direct ties to their tribal community.
· A commitment to building the strength of native communities by sharing their skills and talents with others in their respective communities.
· An artistic practice that passes on the traditions and the life ways of the people.
Nominated artists must be: practicing artists of demonstrated maturity in their field, continually practicing artists for a minimum of 10 years, and be a documented affiliate of a United States tribe. In addition to Visual Arts, First Peoples Fund has expanded it's recognition of practicing artists to include contemporary and traditional forms of Performing Arts and Literary Arts.
Send enclosed postcard to FPF, P. O. Box 2977, Rapid City, S.D. 57709-2977.
Postcard must include complete addresses of both nominee and nominator and must be postmarked by April, 11, 2008 or you may use the form below to nominate your candidate. Any incomplete nominations will not be considered. In late April 2008, FPF will mail an application for completion by both nominee and nominator.
For more information contact:
Miranne Walker, Office ManagerFirst Peoples Fund
Community Spirit Awards Nominations
Nominator Name -
Nominator Address -
Nominator's E-Mail -
Nominee Name - Jeanne Bedell
Nominee Address - P.O. Box 724
City - Martin
State - South Dakota
Zip - 57551
Nominee's E-Mail - email@example.com
Nomination Form must be submitted by April 11, 2008
Nominees must be:
-Practicing artists of demonstrated maturity in their field.
-Continually practicing artists for a minimum of 10 years.
-Documented affiliate of an United states tribe.
Note: In addition to Visual Arts, First Peoples Fund has expanded it's recognition of practicing artists to include contemporary and traditional forms of Performing Arts and Literary Arts.
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