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YNDA Culture Camp 2016 Application


Kon’ K’ae Natsiidiłcaande’ Ugheli

“Where We’ve Had Good Campfire Before”

At Ya Ne Dah Ah School June 13, 2016 – June 17, 2016


Camp Participant Eligibility:

  • Chickaloon Native Village Tribal citizens and their families.
  • Chickaloon Village Traditional Council staff members and their families.
  • Ya Ne Dah Ah Students and their families.
  • Thursday, June 16th We’ll be welcoming the community to join us as well.


Ya Ne Dah Ah Culture Camp will enrich campers’ cultural knowledge and traditional values that can only be taught by an immersive experience. Campers will grasp cultural knowledge of Alaska Native peoples, with emphasis on the Ahtna Athabaskan peoples’ cultural activities. Cultural activities may include: birch bark basket making, cutting/smoking/drying/canning/eating salmon, Ahtna language, beading, flora identification walks, stories, and many more Ahtna Athabaskan cultural activities.


Applications Due: June 6, 2016 Return Application to: CVTC

PO Box 1105 Chickaloon, AK 99674 Phone (907) 745-0737 Fax: (907) 745-0763

Email: [email protected]



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Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Meeting

Chickaloon Native Village would like to invite community members of Sutton, Chickaloon and Glacier View to attend a Pre disaster Mitigation Planning meeting on June 20, 2016 at 10 AM.  Location: Chickaloon Village Public Safety building located in Sutton, AK at 16166 N. Glenn Hwy, MP 61.5

Contact: Lou at  [email protected] / 907-745-1753 for more information


Invitation to Steward Moose Creek Campground

IMG_0613Our Annual Ya Ne Dah Ah Moose Creek Clean Up has been changed to Friday , May 13th due to weather conditions, and because we will have more volunteer chaperones available on Friday. We will be meeting at the Moose Creek Campground at 10:00 a.m. to steward our area. When we are finished, we will have a hot dog roast celebration at the campground. All are welcome to join us for this fun event! Feel free to bring a side dish to share if you like.


For questions, please call 745-0793 or 745-0704.


Please Take Our Cultural Survey

The Ahtna Cultural Education team has put together a survey to collect information on the cultural knowledge of Tribal Citizens, Extended Family, CVTC Staff Members, and Community Members. This information will guide cultural lesson plan development.

PLEASE take a few minutes to fill out the survey at the following link.



Ahtna Kenaege’

Check out these sound clips of Ahtna kenaege’ (language) lessons. You can practice at home or join us on Mondays and Fridays at 3:00 for classes. Contact Kari Shaginoff at 745-0722 for more information.


Request For Proposals

Independent CONTRACTOR for

Cultural Tourism Development Specialist

Scope of work for this contract will include the following:


Conduct 2 days of in-person community and stakeholder meetings for an assessment to define expectations of Chickaloon Native Village Ahtna cultural tourism, by April 15, 2016:

– Meet formally and/or informally with Elders, Tribal Council and community members and groups to evaluate tourism opportunities, limitations, and expectations

– Evaluate potential partnerships with existing tourism infrastructure

– Evaluate content, cultural protocols, and context for the purpose of providing cultural tourism experiences

– Evaluate site opportunities

– Conduct follow-up telephone interviews if select, in-person meetings are not an option.

Prepare a written document explaining results of the Chickaloon Native Village Ahtna cultural tourism assessment, by April 29, 2016, including specifically:

– Executive summary

– List of participants interviewed/ surveyed

– Details on opportunities, limitations, and participant expectations

– Details of suggested and recommended presentation content

– Interpretive and cultural content recommendations

– Tourism delivery recommendations including potential partnerships identified, site operations and logistics evaluations

– Recommendations for short and long-term cultural tourism development

– Employee (Cultural Guide) training recommendations

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this contract, please present a letter or e-mail to Donita Slawson at [email protected] by Noon on Monday, February 29th. Include Cultural Tourism Development Specialist in the subject line. The bid should contain your contract rate, a description of your experience doing this type of work, a description of your experience working with Native Peoples, Tribes, cultural tourism projects and any professional references. If you have any questions please call Donita or Jessica at 907-745-0737.

Hiring Preference: Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act. Preference may be given to local applicants according to the Tribe’s Local Hiring Policy 005.01.008. Successful bidder shall comply with the Tribe’s drug free workplace requirements and equal employment opportunities with Native and local preference.

ANA SEDS Narrative and Project Objectives

Tourism Facilitator RFP




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