Community Spotlight

Authentically Cherokee

Authentically Cherokee celebrates artists of the Qualla Boundary, in North Carolina, who work to preserve Cherokee culture in a contemporary way. By honoring indigenous tradition through their own modern artistic perspectives, these artists serve as important culture carriers in their community. The result of their unique vision is an embracement of the past with an eye toward the future, and an opportunity to bring authentic Native American culture to new generations to be honored and appreciated.

Housing Assistance Loans

For Tribal members only, this loan is designed to help you upgrade your home’s energy efficiency. Add new windows, weather-proofing, insulation, or Energy Star-rated appliances to make your home more energy efficient and lower your utility bills. These loans are for a maximum of $15,000 at 4% interest for up to 5 years. Your per capita is your collateral! If you’re using your home as your primary business location, you can use this money to add an art studio, turn a spare room into an office, or create other work space in your home. For business use, these loans have a maximum of $25,000 at 4% interest for up to 5 years. (Some restrictions apply.)

Sponsorship Requests

From time to time and as funds are available, Sequoyah Fund sponsors local individuals and groups for various causes and events. If you or your group would like to be considered for sponsorship, please complete this form and attach any supporting information where indicated.

2015 Native Marketplace

The Native Marketplace is an annual event held every July in Asheville, NC. The Marketplace provides an opportunity for Cherokee artists and crafters to showcase their work to a broader audience. The 2015 event was held at the Asheville Art Museum.