The project received a grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation in Cherokee, NC to bring performers and leaders of two of the country’s most important Native American theaters together (Unto These Hills of Cherokee, NC, and Native Voices of Los Angeles, CA) along with drama faculty from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) to strengthen artistry and share best practices in a three-week-long creative co-laboratory that took place in Summer 2016.

The MAP Fund awarded AND SO WE WALKED funding in 2016 to stage performances of the play at Triad Stage, the American Indian Center and PlayMakers Repertory in 2017.

The Autry Museum of the American West presented DeLanna Studi with the 2016 Butcher Scholar Award, which supports innovative projects that promise to deepen our understanding of the history of diverse women in the historical and contemporary American West.


DeLanna Studi completed residencies at UNC's Process Series and Native Voices at The Autry.