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Active Grants in Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)

Published: October 21, 2016
Audience:
Native Languages
Topics:
Language Immersion
Types:
Informational Sheet
Tags:
Native Languages

 

Alaska

Grantee: Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak
Project Description: "Tamamta Liitukut" Kodiak Alutiiq Language Education Continuum Project (translated as “Everyone is Learning”) is designed to cultivate the Kodiak Alutiiq language education continuum by developing the speaking proficiency of preschool-aged children and their families through enhanced immersion language instruction. In addition to creating a new Alutiiq Language Nest to round out the Kodiak Alutiiq language education service continuum, this project will develop a community engagement and recruitment campaign, strengthen elementary and middle school language outreach, and provide supportive services for high school and college level Alutiiq language students to promote Alutiiq conversation among families.

  • Location: Kodiak, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
  • Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $398,868

California

Grantee: Yurok Tribe
Project Description: Yurok Language Project: Bridging the Language Gaps from Preschool through College. The Yurok Tribe (Tribe) is the largest aboriginal tribe in the State of California, with over 6,000 members. The Yurok Reservation is located in the far northwest corner of California, 300 miles north of San Francisco, near the Oregon Border. The land of the Yurok has been described many times as the most remote area of the state. The terrain is mostly steep and mountainous. The greatest portion of the Reservation has neither electricity nor telephones. The Reservation runs from the Pacific Ocean, near the town of Klamath, 45 miles upstream past the uppermost village of Weitchpec and encompasses one mile on either side of the Klamath River. Economic development is a daunting challenge due to extreme isolation and lack of infrastructure. Unemployment typically runs around 40% and rises to around 70% during winter months..

  • Location: Klamath, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
  • Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $405,000

Oklahoma

Grantee: Cherokee Nation
Project Description: Cherokee Nation's "Our Unified Language Curriculum" Project Cherokee Nation aims to develop and establish a coordinated, standardized Cherokee language curriculum available for each level of educational language learning (early childhood, elementary, high school, and college certification) and establish a Cherokee Language Board to oversee the collaborative effort of the Cherokee Nation’s language programs resulting in a unified vision, implementation, and mission of all.

  • Location: Tahlequah, OK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
  • Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021
  • FY 2018: $405,000

Grantee: Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Project Description: Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program: Implementing a Continuum of High-Quality Kiowa Language Instruction across all Educational Levels from Preschool through Post-Secondary Education. With a rich and complex culture, empowering ceremonial and spiritual practices, and a language that is distinct, complicated, and unrelated to a vast majority of North American and world languages, the Kiowa people remain culturally and spiritually intact despite the century of forced assimilation into foreign American society.

  • Location: Carnegie, OK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
  • Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $383,397

Montana

Grantee: Aaniiih Nakoda College
Project Description: niinénnh nnááákich ééíh (“White Clay People speaking White Clay language together”): This project will serve residents of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Located in north-central Montana, the reservation is the home of the Aaniinen (White Clay People or Gros Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) tribes. The two tribes are joined together as the Fort Belknap Indian Community, which was organized in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act. The Aaniinen and Nakoda are two distinct tribes, each with its own unique language. This project will focus on the revitalization and maintenance of the Aaniiih (White Clay) language.

  • Location: Harlem, MT
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
  • Project Period: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $325,000
Last Reviewed: November 15, 2018