Cultural Heritage Grantee Spotlight

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In 2017, BBNC Education Foundation awarded funding to promote, preserve, and celebrate Alaska Native cultural heritage.

The Twin Hills Village Council received a $3,000 grant to support a youth culture camp during which local community members shared how their ancestors used the land and local resources on the Togiak River. Students and community members were taught how to prepare for and set up camp, and make traditional foods during their stay. Youth, elders, and community members set a subsistence net, harvested and processed the spawned-out sockeye salmon. Students also used traditional uluaqs and materials to cut their fish. During their journey, traditional stories and knowledge were passed down to the younger generations.