Inupiat artist Dick Weyiouanna and his beautiful Polar Bear figurines were featured in the People of the Whale film as part of the Alaskan Native Wisdom section of Wisdom of the Elders’ Native Wisdom Film Festival. The festival was supported by a grant from the Cultural Trust.

While the vast majority of donations to the Cultural Trust come in near the end of the calendar year, it’s those who give in the first six months who have an immediate impact on funding to the field.

All donations received by the Cultural Trust by June 30 increase FY2018 grants awarded to statewide partners– the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and the State Historic Preservation Office – to county and tribal cultural coalitions and to cultural nonprofits via the Cultural Development Grants.

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