The market study reveals facts, insights and possibilities that have been overlooked and untapped for far too long. Based on market research conducted in Washington, Oregon, Montana and South Dakota, this report makes the case for Native arts as a strong and available economic force in Indian Country. For example: Art is deeply rooted in Native communities: An estimated 30 percent of all Native peoples are practicing or potential artists and most live below the poverty line; 51 percent of Native households on Pine Ridge Reservation depend on home-based enterprises for cash income; and 79 percent of those home-based enterprises on Pine Ridge Reservation consist of some form of traditional arts.

Published by: First Peoples Fund
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