Allakaket Culture Camp 2018

Allakaket’s Nogheelenh Culture and Wellness Camp was held July 19th – 21st a 30 mile boat ride down the Koyukuk River held at Andy Simon Sr.’s camp. There was over 100 participants ranging from 2 years old to Elders from the villages of Allakaket, Hughes, Fairbanks and Anchorage. Attendees participated in wellness activities such as: bullying, suicide prevention, healthy families, …

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Chalkyitsik Culture Camp 2018

The Dranjiik Gwich’in Culture and Wellness Camp was held July 9th – 13th a short boat ride away from Chalkyitsik at David Salmon Kids Camp, on the Black River. There was over 60 participants ranging from 4 years old to Elders from the villages of Chalkyitsik, Venetie, Ft. Yukon, Beaver, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, and Homer. Attendees participated in wellness activities …

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Tetlin Culture Camp 2018

The camp was held at Last Tetlin, approximately an hour boat ride out of the village of Tetlin, at the base of the Alaska Range. The cultural focus of camp was on processing whitefish, and Teltin’s Traditional Values, Clan system, language, and the importance of singing/dancing and drumming. The kids learned about processing and drying whitefish.  The camp was granted …

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Venetie Culture Camp 2018

The camp was held at Van choovee’ (Big Lake) located two miles outside the village of Venetie. The cultural focus was on subsistence and the importance of ducks and geese to that area, with kids learning about hunting, cleaning, preparing, and cooking. Participants also took care of caribou and bear meat while at the camp. Wellness activities included tobacco, alcohol, …

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Nikolai Culture Camp 2018

Top of the Kuskokwim Spring Culture & Wellness Camp The cultural focus of the camp was on beaver trapping and winter survival skills, history of Nikolai, beading and sewing, wellness and prevention, and healthy parenting and families. Camp Coordinator: Beverly Gregory & Scott Gover Location: Nikolai, Alaska Dates: March 20-22, 2018 Participation: 46 participants ranging in age from 9 years old …

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