NIMI OFFICE
Council Oak Tree in Tulsa
"Black Elk Speaks" - a production of the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma - 1984, starring Will Sampson, David Carradine, and Wes Studi. Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival

Our Mission


The National Indian Monument and Institute (NIMI) is the parent company of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma, and the American Indian Arts Association.

NIMI is an national non-profit organization actively promoting and creating Native related programs and preserving those cultures through the arts and education. Our mission is to honor, preserve, sustain, and celebrate American Indian cultures.
To further this, we are currently raising money to build an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum Complex. The intention of the Center is to provide a facility of cultural exchange--languages, theatre, arts, cuisine, history, and most importantly, friendship. 


Visit our DONATE page to contribute a tax deductible gift to help our ongoing projects - We appreciate your gift in any amount! If you would like to join our circle of friends and help us achieve our goals, please contact us! We can be reached at (918) 298-2300 or e-mail culture@nimi.us.
To further this, we are currently raising money to build an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum Complex. The intention of the Center is to provide a facility of cultural exchange--languages, theatre, arts, cuisine, history, and most importantly, friendship. 

Traci Rabbit, Cherokee
Featured Artist
2015 Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival

Traci Rabbit, Cherokee Nation citizen and daughter of Five Civilized Tribes Master Artist Bill Rabbit, was born in the Claremore Indian H
ospital and grew up in the Pryor area. 

Traci attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, OK, receiving a BA in Business Administration in 1993. Her desire was to work for the BIA or for the Cherokee Nation.

“My dad started selling my paintings to galleries when I was in high school and college. Upon graduation, I started attending art shows with my dad.” Somehow, the art business just consumed her and she has never looked back. Her degree has been invaluable to her business.

Much of Traci’s work captures a spirit in the Native American woman that embodies the best in female strength. From the proud lift of her chin to the strands of hair caught by the wind, she appears to weather all storms.

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