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New Awards for Fiscal Year 2016

Published: August 22, 2016
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Economic Development, Grantee Resources, Language Immersion, Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies
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New Awards

              2016: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

  •  Na Kalai Waa - Kamuela, HI - $388,000
  •  Coquille Tribe - North Bend, OR - $341,675
  •  Muscogee Nation of Florida – Ponce De Leon, FL - $237,523
  •  Blueprint for Change - Honolulu, HI - $271,095
  •  Pamunkey Tribe – King William, VA - $327,764
  •  Hannahville Indian Community - Wilson, MI - $325,439
  •  Native American Community Services - Buffalo, NY - $116,748
  •  Forest County Potowatomi Community - Crandon, WI - $134,545
  •  NACDC Financial Services, Inc. - Browning, MT - $119,487
  •  Bay Mills Community College - Brimley, MI - $108,638
  •  Indigenous Peoples Task Force - Minneapolis, MN - $255,199
  •  Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe - Hollister, NC - $266,842
  •  Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, Inc. - Columbus, OH - $234,289
  •  Little Wound School - Kyle, SD - $399,256
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community - La Conner, WA - $88,774
  •  Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai, ID - $250,000
  •  500 Sails - Tanapag, Saipan -  $205,830
  • Aha Kane – Honolulu, HI - $399,908
  •  Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center - Pendleton, OR - $183,000


               2016: Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

  •  American Indian OIC – Minneapolis, MN - $174,179
  •  Hiilei Aloha, LLC - Honolulu, HI - $207,221
  •  Indian Township Passamaquoddy Development Agency - Princeton, ME  - $400,000
  •  Kalispel Tribe of Indians - Cusick, WA - $359,876
  •  Pueblo of Pojoaque – Santa Fe, NM - $312,137
  •  Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe - Hogansburg, NY - $400,000
  •  Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes - Pablo, MT - $156,202
  •  Ketchikan Indian Corporation - Ketchikan, AK - $280,565

              
               2016: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska (SEDS-AK)

  •  Knik Tribal Council - Palmer, AK - $91,750
  •  Hydaburg Cooperative Association - Hydaburg, AK - $150,376
  •  Tanana Chiefs Conference - Fairbanks, AK - $199,999
  •  Tebughna Foundation - Anchorage, AK - $200,000
  •  Pribilof Islands Aleut Community of St. Paul Island  - Saint Paul Island, AK - $138,557
  •  Ahtna Heritage Foundation - Glennallen,  AK - $200,000
  •  Port Graham Village Council – Port Graham, AK - $131,447
     

                2016: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)

  •  Pala Band of Mission Indians - Pala, CA - $153,901
  •  Native Village of Ekwok - Ekwok, AK - $145,569
  •  Keweenaw Bay Indian Community - Baraga,  MI - $158,363
  •  Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians - Bayfield, WI - $130,572


2016: Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

  • Salish School of Spokane -  Spokane, WA - Salish School of Spokane Native Youth Empowerment Project ($200,525)

  • Intersections, Inc. - Pago Pago, American Samoa - Tupulaga Ta'iala: A Youth Development and Peer Leadership Project ($298,964)

  • Native PRIDE - Corrales, NM - Intergenerational Connection Project ($287,882)

  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Durant, OK - Chahta Himmak Pilla Pehlichi “Choctaw Future Leaders" ($299,491)

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center - Anchorage, AK - Awake in Our Ancestors' Dreams ($281,798)




2016: Native American Language Preservation & Maintenance - Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)


Grantee: Wopanaak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc.

Project Description: The project goal is to provide full-time language immersion through a Montessori-based language immersion school for students ages 7 and younger.  The project will train and certify four individuals in the Montessori Method to become full-time Montessori teachers, and also pilot and grow the immersion school in accepting up to at least 35 students in Grades Pre-K through 1.

Location: Mashpee, MA

ANA T/TA Region: Eastern

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $297,442

Grantee: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

Project Description: The project goal is to address the immediate need to provide increased Luiseno language speaking proficiency and cultural knowledge for tribal school students and their parents. Seven core Luiseno Immersion Curriculums are to be completed and implemented through language immersion instruction for each grade level, Pre-K to Grade 5, with 45 out of 100 students increasing their Luiseno cultural knowledge and language conversational proficiency. The development and implementation of Luiseno Language Books, Language Apps, Language Flashcards, Audio Book Recordings, and TPR - Storytelling training for teachers are some of the activities proposed to address this goal.

Location: Temecula, CA

ANA T/TA Region: Western

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $277,226

Grantee: Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Project Description: Mikelnguut Qanerciqut (“Our Children Will Speak”) Yup’ik Language Nest, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC) will establish a pipeline of immersion education available to (1) a classroom of eight children ages birth to three in a full-day, year-round Early Head Start setting, and (2) a classroom of 17 children ages three to five in a half-day, school year-based Tribal Head Start setting. Mikelnguut Qanerciqut will provide services to 25 children per year for a minimum average of 500 hours of child care and instruction per child, delivered solely in the Yup’ik language. It will additionally provide weekly family-centered Yup’ik language instruction to parents and caregivers, and monthly referrals to cultural activities in the community.

Location: Anchorage, AK

ANA T/TA Region: Alaska

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $300,000

Grantee: Spokane Tribe of Indians

Project Description: The project goal is to implement a Language Nest Immersion School called "Back to the Heart School" to create a new generation of fluent speakers.  Elders will provide language training to teachers, simultaneously with teachers immersing students in the language and culture.  Language teaching materials will be developed and available online, including two computer stories, 18 bi-weekly lessons per year, and a computerized dictionary.

Location: Wellpinit, WA

ANA T/TA Region: Western

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $300,000

Grantee: CNMI Public School System

Project Description: The project goal is to improve Chamorro and Carolinian students' knowledge and understanding of their languages and cultures so they can participate in rich oral conversations, understand the culture, and enjoy the cultural protective factors as a result. A published curriculum and language assessment will be developed and piloted in language immersion classes with at least 500 hours of instruction for 50 school-age students   .

Location: N. Mariana Islands, Saipan

ANA T/TA Region: Pacific

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $227,938

 

 

2016: Native American Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)
 

Grantee: Sealaska Heritage Institute

Project Description: The project establishes 4 master apprentice language learning teams. In Metlakatla the team will practice the Sm'algyax language, in Yakutat they will practice Lingit, and in Hydaburg they will practice Xaad Kil. The fourth team in Juneau will practice one of the three languages depending on interest from potential learners. Learning teams will also complete college language learning courses that emphasize written language skills.

Location: Juneau, AK

ANA T/TA Region: Alaska

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $243,823

Grantee: Doyon Foundation

Project Description: The goal for the Doyon Languages Online project is to partner with Transparent Language Online (TLO), a language-learning software company that supports endangered language learning through its “7000 Languages Project”, to build and document learning content for the languages of the Doyon region in an accessible, engaging, and proven online environment that is widely available to Doyon shareholders in Alaska and throughout the United States.  First, content creators hired through the project will work with the project-hired Program Manager, Linguistics Consultant, and other relevant staff to create a template that outlines the scope and sequence of lessons, including essential domains, fields, and topics that can be used to create introductory online courses for all nine of the Doyon languages. Then, the project will make available through TLO at least 10 units consisting of a total of 56 essential lessons for each language for which we are curating and creating content (280 lessons in total, across five languages). These lessons will be available to language teachers and Doyon shareholders for five of the nine Doyon languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa. Finally, by September 30, 2019, Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa introductory lessons in the TLO system will be widely disseminated to Doyon shareholders, and teachers will receive training for using the lessons in locally-determined educational settings, be they K-12, community events, the home, or other educational setting.

Location: Fairbanks, AK

ANA T/TA Region: Alaska

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $300,000

Grantee: Organized Village of Kake

Project Description: The Organized Village of Kake (OVK) only has one living fluent speaker in their community, who is very active in teaching inside and outside of the school. To achieve the goal, OVK will create and implement a Master-Apprentice program and document the lesson plans of the elder who currently teaches orally in the 4th – 6th grade classes. As a result of these objectives, this documentation will build upon the foundation of the curriculum created in 2011 and more community citizens will speak Lingit more fluently through total immersion moments in the Master-Apprentice sessions. The project will target the Lingit adult population age 18 – 75 in Kake, AK. At the end of 36 months, 8 apprentices in the Kake Lingit language will be trained and 75 lesson plans for 4th to 6th grade students will be completed.

Location: Kake, AK

ANA T/TA Region: Alaska

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $150,000

Grantee: Te Taki Tokelau Community Training & Development, Inc.

Project Description: The goal of the Tele! Project is to increase the number of Tokelau fluent speakers in the community by providing opportunities for more intergenerational interaction and by providing sustainable professional development for teachers in the Native language program, ultimately strengthening family and community bonds and the transmission of traditional knowledge and values. The first phase of the project begins with developing a strategic plan to recruit new teachers and sustain the professional development of the corps of teachers. The second phase will provide more opportunities for members to interact and use the language, especially isolated elders, youth, and others who have not participated in the school's activities. The third phase increases awareness of the language, recruit new language teachers and helpers, record stories of fluent elders, and share news about the community and language through social media.

Location: Wahiawa, HI

ANA T/TA Region: Pacific

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $263,511

Grantee: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

Project Description: . The Communicating Together, Speaking Bravely project will have 2 main objectives: a Master–Apprentice component, and an Apprentice–Community component. For the Master–Apprentice component, Master Speakers will immerse 4 Cheyenne and 4 Arapaho Apprentices for 20 hours each week.  For the Apprentice–Community component, Junior Apprentices will apply what they are learning by immersing approximately 10 tribal members in community language classes held every 2 weeks. The tribal members participating in these classes will be all ages, from youth ages 5 and up, to adults, to elders. Through the Communicating Together, Speaking Bravely project, they expect to create 8 new functionally fluent speakers and to increase interest in the language for 90 new tribal members.

Location: Concho, OK

ANA T/TA Region: Eastern

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $284,351

Grantee: Osage Nation

Project Description: Da-Po-Skah Ahn-Ko-Dah-Pi (Our School) is an immersion school located on the Osage Reservation, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  The school, located in the former Wah-Zha-Zhi Education and Learning Academy Building 1, is solely dedicated to immersion school programming.  Da­ Po-Skah Ahn-Ko-Dah-Pi serves Osage children ages 6 weeks to 4 years currently, with plans for expansion of one grade per year up to 12th grade. Da-Po-Skah Ahn-Ko-Dah-Pi has 9 full time teachers furnished by the Osage Head Start program and 4 half time language immersion teachers furnished by the Osage Language Program.  Presently, language immersion teachers interact with the children for 2  hours daily, which will be increased once the program is out of infancy stage.

Location: Pawhuska, OK

ANA T/TA Region: Eastern

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 24 months

FY 2016 Award: $189,988

Grantee: Hookakoo Corporation

Project Description: Project Kukuiehu: Developmentally Appropriate Reading and Language Arts Resources for Hawaiian Language Immersion Elementary Education.  The goal of Project Kukuiehu is to help our Hawaiian community meet its goal of language and cultural revitalization by increasing the acquisition and proficiency of the Hawaiian language among immersion students in Grades K-3 by improving reading comprehension, while providing them a strong, state standards-based education.

Location: Honolulu, HI

ANA T/TA Region: Pacific

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 24 months

FY 2016 Award: $131,561

Grantee: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Project Description: Klallam Everywhere: Teaching Through Technology! The LEKT proposes a project to provide the tools, motivation and opportunities to increase fluency, usage and awareness of the Klallam Language in Tribal homes and community facilities. This community driven project will produce an increase of One Level of fluency in 25 participants, the webinar and app tools will be accessed at least 100 times,  immersion classes will be held to teach crafts and traditional native arts, and an increase in Klallam language visibility will occur by the end of 36 months.

Location: Port Angeles, WA

ANA T/TA Region: Western

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $187,526

Grantee: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Project Description: Annopa Tikbishtiya (Carry the Language Forward)  The goal of this project is to reduce language barriers in Mississippi Choctaw households by increasing time daily for children to learn and acquire the Choctaw language, while also providing opportunities for families to develop strategies and activities for overcoming language barriers.

Location: Choctaw, MS

ANA T/TA Region: Eastern

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $285,470

Grantee: Inchelium Language and Culture Association

Project Description: Inchelium Language and Culture Association Intergenerational Salish Language Restoration Project will implement a Salish language learning program involving youth, adults and Elders. The project will preserve and revitalize Salish language by teaching the language to new learners and by creating an archive of language learning materials. The training of new youth and adult speakers and the creation of a language archive will empower our community to raise and educate our children in Salish, and will build the community’s capacity to start a Salish immersion school in future years. This project has been designed by Salish people in Inchelium who are eager to learn our language and connect with each other in a strong, vibrant language culture community.

Location: Inchelium, WA

ANA T/TA Region: Western

Program Area: Native Language Preservation & Maintenance (P&M)

Project Period: 36 months

FY 2016 Award: $299,967

 

 

2016: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)
 

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: 60 months

FY 2016 Award: $399,996

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: 60 months

FY 2016 Award: $357,844

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:

Program Area: Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (NLCC)

Project Period: 60 months

FY 2016 Award: $400,000

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: 60 months

FY 2016 Award: $376,451

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 northcentral 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: 60 months

FY 2016 Award: $320,000

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2019