CULTURAL EDUCATION
ESTHER SHEA CULTURAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
Financial Assistance to Encourage Cultural Heritage Perpetuation

The Esther Shea scholarship program seeks to encourage tribal members to explore and perpetuate our cultural heritage by providing financial assistance for enrollment in classes at local institutions in Native arts, language, and traditional cultural practices. Assistance with materials and supplies available to eligible awardees.

Eligibility Requirements
  • KIC enrolled member in good standing with the program
  • Have a demonstrated interest in the cultural perpetuation of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Peoples.

Contact

Cameron Sivertsen, Education & Training Specialist

Education & Training Department

Phone: 907-228-9229

Email: csivertsen@kictribe.org

CULTURE CAMP
An Opportunity for Tribal Youth to Learn & Experience Traditional Practices

Culture Camp provides an opportunity each summer for tribal youth to learn traditional practices in a nurturing, fun, and culturally-integrated environment alongside healthy and supportive adults, culture bearers, elders, and tribal community members. Culture Camps includes traditional singing and dancing, story-telling, hiking and swimming, fish preparation and smoking, language learning, drum-making, weaving, and instruction in traditional knowledge of the environment, team-building, and youth leadership development.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHTS
Work on Projects with Native Arts Instructor Debbie McLavey

Members of the community are invited to attend Evening Family Nights to work on projects with Native Arts Instructor Debbie McLavey. Family Craft Nights may include Button Robes, Ravenstail, beading projects, moccasins, singing Haida songs and weaving.

Contact

Sonya Skan, Deputy Director

Education & Training Department

Phone: 907-228-9374

Email: sskan@kictribe.org

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