TMTAA was awarded an ANA/Administration for Native for Native American Indians Grant, to assist in TMTAA’s “Sustaining Traditional Arts and Cultivating a Native Arts Economy”. TMTAA will continue to work closely with artist enrolled in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian.

TMTAA Executive Director Joseph Marion continues to head up operations for Belcourt and Minot Heart of the Turtle Locations, keeping busy forming new partnerships as well as continuing to work with present partnerships with Artspace Minneapolis, First Peoples Fund, Rapid City SD, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont CO, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Pathways to Prosperity, Minot Area Council on the Arts, North Dakota Council on the Arts, and Minot Downtown Business & Professional Association. Continuing to focus on the Native American artists living in North Dakota.