Cultural Heritage Awards

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The BBNC Education Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce four Cultural Heritage and Place Name Grant Awards for the third quarter of 2018, totaling $20,000 in new grants:

  • Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust— Model History: Conveying the Story of Cannery People from the Local Perspective—Supports the NN Cannery History Project by working with Andrew Abyo to create a scale model of the NN Cannery and incorporate it into an upcoming museum exhibit. It will tell the stories of all who worked in Bristol Bay’s commercial fishery.
  • Kokhanok Village Council— Iliamna Lake Nanvarpar Yup’ik Place Name Map Publication—Support to create a full-color map that will feature the traditional place names data, local stories, and history compiled through an ongoing effort among Lake Iliamna villages.
  • Manokotak Village Council— Yup’ik Language and Sewing—Support to continue offering afterschool Yup’ik culture and language classes that bring together community youth
    and Elders for skin sewing, language learning, and story sharing.
  • New Koliganek Village Council— Past and Future Coming Together 2018—Support to launch a youth culture camp activity, in partnership with Dillingham-based 4-H staff
    that would highlight Native dance, storytelling, traditional arts and crafts, subsistence activities, and identifying medicinal plants.

The BBNCEF invite organizations to apply throughout the year. Applications for cultural heritage grants are accepted at any time and considered at quarterly BBNCEF Board Meetings. Log on to to download the form.