ANA SEDS Award Announcement

We are honored to have received a 3-year grant award from the Administration for Native Americans’ Social and Economic Development Strategies program for Nay’dini aa Na’ Kayax Hwnic Dade’tsenes (Chickaloon Native Village Information We Know) Project. The project goal is to protect Ahtna cultural sites and resources through an increase in knowledge, skills and access to engage, and effectively assert Tribal sovereignty, in the regulatory process with state and federal governments. We will achieve this goal by training three community members to be CVTC Certified Tribal Historic Preservation Officers; we will create one cultural geodatabase of at least 45 Ahtna cultural sites and resources to be used in asserting Tribal government sovereignty for cultural resource management and site protection for present and future generations; and we will have provided at least 150 Ahtna cultural presentations to educate at least 300 community members and visitors. The Nay’dini aa Na’ Kayax Hwnic Dade’tsenes (Chickaloon Native Village Information We Know) Project is vital to the achievement of CVTC’s long-term goals of asserting Tribal sovereignty and the protection of CNV sacred cultural resources.