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Nurture the Land and People Project

Nay’dini’aa Na’ Hwt’aene Ughedze’ Xuk’anotta Nene’

 

(Nurture the Land and People Project)

Through this project we will provide Ahtna Cultural restoration and preservation by developing an Ahtna Cultural Resource Library, writing an Ahtna Cultural Education Book, and providing frequent Ahtna cultural education events. We will also develop cultural sustainability and economic growth through development of Ahtna cultural tourism, statewide cultural tourism networks and a business plan for Tribal tourism infrastructure development.

Through the 3-year project we will:

  • Complete an Ahtna Cultural Education book with a minimum of fifteen lesson plans
  • Offer at least thirty Ahtna cultural education events in the community
  • Develop an Ahtna Cultural Resource Library
  • Provide ten cultural tourism trainings in our community to increase community capacity to provide tours and host visitors
  • Provided summer-season Ahtna cultural presentations/tours by three Cultural Interpretive Guides
  • Partner with tourism industry organizations to strengthen our Ahtna cultural tourism program to support cultural sustainability and cultural employment opportunities
  • Complete a feasibility study and business plan for a hotel/conference center and Ahtna cultural park

Let us know if you would like to learn more about these exciting opportunities!

Contact us:

Angela Wade

Cultural Project Manager

(907) 745-0737 ext. 2204

[email protected]

 

Sonya Charles

Cultural Project Assistant

(907) 745-0737 ext. 2205

[email protected]

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CVTC Collections

 

As part of the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council(CVTC) Nay’dini’aa Na’ Hwt’aene Ughedze’ Xuk’anotta Nene’ (Nurture the Land and People) Project, CVTC has established a tribal collections department that will continue to develop over the next six years. As of 2017, CVTC maintains a collection that is representative of the Ahtna Athabascan culture of Chickaloon Native Village.

CVTC collects, researches, documents, and preserves two-dimensional objects, three-dimensional objects and recorded materials relating to the cultural preservation of Chickaloon Native Village.  CVTC strives to make the CVTC Collections robust and efficiently searchable for Tribal citizens to expand their knowledge about their families and their community.

Collections Mission Statement

The mission that governs the CVTC Collections is to collect, preserve, and interpret materials which illustrate the cultural heritage of Chickaloon Native Village and utilize those materials to inspire/create culturally relevant/sensitive events, publications and learning resources for the community.  To cultivate this mission, CVTC will strive to maintain an active procurement of two-dimensional objects and recording materials.

Scope of Collections

CVTC acquires, preserves and interprets artifacts that are:
1. Representative and unique ethnographic objects from Alaska Native groups associated with Chickaloon Native Village or direct familial relations to Tribal Citizens. Objects may be fine ethnographic art as well as ordinary and everyday implements. Objects should have been made or used by Alaska Native peoples associated with Chickaloon Native Village or direct familial relations to tribal citizens.

2. Audio and video recordings/files of Ahtna language, stories, interviews, events, gatherings,
activities and meetings associated with the Chickaloon Native Village Tribal citizens and/or
the Ya Ne Dah Ah School.

3. Photographs (digital and hard copy) depicting people, interviews, events, gatherings,
activities and meetings associated with the Chickaloon Native Village Tribal citizens and/or
the Ya Ne Dah Ah School.

4. Items of historic significance in the exploration, settlement and exploitation of Chickaloon
Native Village by European, American and other non-Native groups and in the contact and
relationship between Alaska Native peoples and non-Native Alaskans.

5. Fine Art by Alaskan artists or art depicting Chickaloon Native Village. Fine art includes, but is
not limited to, painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, photographs and crafts. Criteria for
selection of such acquisitions will be outstanding aesthetic quality and historical significance
to Alaska.

6. Natural history specimens useful in the interpretation or study of the Chickaloon Native
Village’s geology or wildlife. Only well preserved specimens of exhibit quality will be
sought.

A sample of CVTC Archival Holdings can be found in the links provided below:

The Chickaloon News Collection – Finding Aid

 

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