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The Ticci Man Project (TMP) is geared up and running at full throttle to draw awareness to the ever present problems of racism and inequality faced by Native Americans in Hollywood. The project is hosted by the nonprofit Kon Ticci International and will employ celebrities, Native and Non-Native alike, in a series of events showcasing Native talent.

Celebrity supporters include Home Improvement’s Tim Allen, famous Native American actor-activist Russell Means, and Native producer-director-actor Georgina Lightning. The event is tentatively planned to occur in late summer or early fall and will include fundraising events such as a charity auction, a gourmet dinner, and TMP’s Celebrity Festival for Native America. The star-studded events will celebrate the beauty of Native America while increasing the reverence and parity of Native Americans in Hollywood.

TMP has encouraged the endorsement of over 270 celebrities and world dignitaries including President Barack Obama and New Mexico’s Governor Bill Richardson. All proceeds will benefit various aspects of the Native community. For more information or to donate visit www.ticciman.com .

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