Turning Cultural Clashes into Collaboration: Interweaving your Story for Impactful Outcomes

9–10:30 a.m.

Kim Camara, Director, Native Kulturz Group dba WONL; Linda Levier, Co-Director, Native Kulturz Group dba WONL

How do you strengthen your abilities to be funded by agencies outside your own cultural community? What does it take to interweave your grant story for cross-cultural collaboration success? In this interactive role playing and group discussion workshop, you will gain teachings and knowledge, planning strategies, language usage, relationship protocols, oral and writing strategies to effectively tell your funding needs story when applying to diverse cultural community funders.

Presenter Bios: 
Kim Camara, Blackfeet, Director, Native Kulturz Group dba WONL: Kim is a Cultural Project Developer, Community Relations Networker, and Word Weaver of grants. As founder of the Native Kulturz Group, a Washington State nonprofit cultural arts organization, Kim has developed numerous projects with artists, performers, and urban-based groups. The formation of Welcome to Our Native Land, or WONL Group in 2013 has now established the 3rd Annual WONL Powwow and Coastal Day during Northwest Folklife festival. WONL has begun the award winning Native Seafair Torchlight Parade specialty unit.

Linda Levier, Cowlitz, Co-Director, Native Kulturz Group dba WONL: Linda Levier is a contemporary Native Storyteller, Lecturer and Stoneweaver. Her stories incorporate life experiences with visions and stories told to her by the stones as she stoneweaves creations. As Co-Director of the WONL Group, Linda brings years of tribal grantwriting and administration, art gallery directorship, and community relationship crafting for continued collaborative work in urban Northwest settings.