By way of background, I’m an anthropologist by training (PhD University of Arizona 1977). For the last 23 years, I have been founder/president of Bronitsky and Associates dba IndigeNOW!, our non-profit production arm. IndigeNOW's mission is simple – to work with Indigenous artisans and performers to promote their incredible contributions to our world. We have been creating unique cultural experiences for over 30 years – from intimate artisan gatherings to multi-day festivals with international participation.
You name it, we’ve probably done it, from the deserts of New Mexico to the steppes of Mongolia. We have long-standing relationships with leading contemporary Indigenous chefs, performing artists (Navajo hip-hop anyone?) and Indigenous organizations around the world. We've also created and presented cultural marketing training programs around the globe for Indigenous artists with the support of numerous governments and NGOs. For example, I served as initiator and Executive Producer of ORIGINS: First Nations Festival™ which brought Indigenous theatre companies and performers from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to theatres and venues all across London. I regularly conduct arts and cultural marketing workshops in other countries, such as China and Russia, working with the U.S. State Department and countries’ cultural groups and embassies. Most recently, I led a delegation of Navajo leaders for an Indigenous summit in Siberia and conducted an International Cultural Marketing Workshop in Zimbabwe and spoke about international cultural marketing in Siberia.
IndigeNOW! produced IndigenAHORA! September 23, 2017—an international Indigenous hip hop concert with N8V ACE, a Navajo hip hop artist from Albuquerque, and Luanko, a Mapuche Indian hip hop artist from Chile. And now we are laying the groundwork for a Navajo/Mapuche cultural summit in Chile.
International cultural marketing and Indigenous peoples around the world, especially in the performing arts, traditional and contemporary