Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

"Our cultures protect our children."
- Lacayah Engebretson (Ahtna) -

Cama’i Culture Camp Leaders, Culture Bearers and Language Teachers, Artists, and Native Ways of Life Advocates and Practioners:

To uplift the critical work each of you are doing to strengthen the cultural knowledge that sustains our peoples’ wellness and thrival, FAI is pleased to announce funding support for the innovative deployment of Culture Camps and cultural programming in the time of COVID-19.  

Funding can support any innovative project that took place between January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Eligible entities for funding include 501(c)(3) non profits, federally recognized Tribes and other programs that can find a fiscal agent to hold funds. Applicable costs may include, but are not limited to: personal protective equipment, staffing costs, Elder/Artist/Language Teacher/Culture Bearer honorariums and stipends, technology or GoPro equipment, web licensing or software purchases. There are limited funds and we will be looking to share as much as we can, so we thank you ahead of time for understanding we may not be able to fund every application and/or be able to fund 100% of the requested amount.  We will also be looking to network various camps and camp leadership across the state, if that is of interest to the applicants since there may be a way to share various resources, arts and crafts ideas, activities, culture and language teachers, Native ways of life teachers (hunting, fishing, harvesting, gathering, preparing and putting up foods), supplies and the like.

Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. This funding is made possible through support from First Alaskans Institute, RurAL CAP Foundation, Alaska Humanities Forum, the Rasmuson Foundation and individual contributors.
Please email us at leadership@firstalakans.org or call Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk at (907) 677-1707 if you have any questions.

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* 1. Please complete the following contact & project information:

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* 2. Please briefly describe your Culture Camp and/or project plans for this funding?

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* 3. Develop the budget based on the activities that will be supported with these funds, keep in mind that these categories are suggested, it is important to FAI that you determine the best use of the funds to meet your goals. Please enter an amount and description in the spaces below.

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