Project Description: The BBNC Culture Camp is an opportunity for BBNC shareholders and descendants in grades 9-12 to share and be exposed to the cultures, languages, and traditions of the Bristol Bay region. Culture Camp is a time to come together to share and learn our ways of knowing, doing, and being as descendants of Bristol Bay’s three cultural groups: Alutiiq, Dena’ina, and Yup’ik. Participants will experience camping and living off the land through a variety of activities from local knowledge bearers from across the region. In addition, participants will be exposed to traditional crafts, language learning, and song and dance.
People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps:
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) – Culture Camp Director assumes overall leadership of planning and implementation of the BBNC/BBNCEF Culture Camp Program, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation (BNCEF) – Cultural Heritage Program Officer helps as needed to assure a successful camp.
Costs: An estimated $210,000
Timeline: Summers of 2022-2025
Funding Partners: BBNC and BBNCEF
- Number of youths that participate in culture camp.
Key Project Contact:
Name: Rebecca Sedor
Title: BBNC Culture Camp Director
Organization: Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Questions about the CEDS?
Contact Kristina Andrew
Economic Development Program ManagerkRandrew@bbna.com