Our Partners


The Authentically Cherokee initiative is administered by Sequoyah Fund, a nonprofit community loan fund that supports small business growth and development in the Qualla Boundary of North Carolina. Sequoyah Fund is proud to support the artists of Authentically Cherokee, whose work carries on the culture, tradition, and spirit of the Cherokee people.

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Authentically Cherokee was developed with funding support from ONABEN, a national nonprofit whose mission is to support Indigenous individuals, organizations, and communities by increasing opportunities for economic growth. Collaborations with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Cherokee Preservation Foundation continue to support the Authentically Cherokee project.