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NACDI is the non-profit sponsoring organization of NMTN.

"With appropriate and expert capacity development, media will become a major tool for long-range economic sustainability, while expressing and communicating the cultural, linguistic and sovereign identity of Native Nations throughout the Western Hemisphere."


2009 Fox Studios Diversity Department
8th Annual FOX American Indian Summer Institute
in Partnership with the Native Media & Technology Network
JULY 12- JULY 19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA


Registration Form (Microsoft Word)

Registration Form (PDF)

“Every year Fox Studios Diversity Development holds a one week summer institute specifically for Native American students to attend to learn a little bit more about the entertainment business.  I attended this event back in 2002.  The week is filled with meeting Fox executives, learning every aspect of production and more importantly networking with other Natives who are passionate about being in the film industry.  It was through this experience and the people that I met that helped me get an internship with Warner Brothers Animation Post Production Department while I was attending Chapman University in 2004.”   Shawna Begay, Professor, The Institute for American Indian Arts/IAIA


Native Media & Technology Network (NMTN)

A national Native American media and technology coalition working with film, television, radio and multimedia corporations across the country to build the media capacity of Native Media organizations, Tribal communities and individuals.


The mission of Native Media and Technology Network (NMTN) is to create a national Native media and technology intermediary that works to build media and technology capacity, employment and business opportunity within American Indian communities through the development, production and ownership of culturally relevant content for local, national and international distribution.


Th NMTN partnership began in March of 2000 in Los Angeles - the entertainment capital of the world. Originally developed through a MOU between Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Eyapha Institute, Red Crow Creations) Syd Beane (Center for Community Change), Paula Starr (Souther California Indian Center), and Chuck Banner (Bob Banner Associates and BanerCaswell Productions). The collaborators set out to create a job training program and employment opportunities for American Indian in the entertainment industry emphasizing digital media production and story telling, 21st centur computer-based skill sets and hands-on training in the creation of actual programming and media assets.



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