Haida Language Grant

About the Haida Language Grant:

  • This new program was created in 2014, and has been approved by the Gwaii Trust Board of Directors, to address the urgency in preserving the Haida language.
  • The programs intent is to focus on supporting local initiatives that demonstrate a clear, positive effective way of improving fluency, the transfer of knowledge, or active mentorship with Haida language specific outcomes.Ideally, applications should include the recognition of all three Haida dialects, and/or a collaboration between local language authorities.
  • The Gwaii Trust Board of Directors desires that this grant incorporates the spirit of collaboration, with measurable outcomes, in keeping this vital link to our past alive.
  • This grant supports all applications that focus on improving the possibility of perpetuating and revitalizing the Haida language, on Haida Gwaii.

Application Requirements:

  • Allocation call out.
  • Grant available to Xaad Kil and Skidegate Haida Immersion Only.
  • Equity Requirement: 50%.
  • Keys tests: Merit and Need.
  • Applicants must have working knowledge and experience of Haida language.
  • Preference to projects that incorporate a collaborative effort involving all three Haida dialects.
  • Preference will be given to existing language grants.
  • Projects that demonstrate a technology component are encouraged.
  • Core funding as a component of the application is acceptable.
  • Administrative costs 10% maximum (but not if the persons administrative of a project is a paid element of the person’s employment within the organization applying).
  • Facilitators cost maximum $500 per day.
  • Letter of support (preferably 2 – from unrelated parties).
  • Cost quotes from all suppliers and other verifiable expenses.
  • Letters confirming all other income sources.
  • Meet at least one Constitutional Goal and Objective of the Gwaii Trust.
  • Clear project process description of all aspects of the project from start to finish – including final evaluation.
  • All applications and associated support documentation submitted become the property of the Gwaii Trust, who may publish the said applications on their web site: www.gwaiitrust.com or may otherwise utilize their content as the Gwaii Trust sees fit.

Further Questions:

  • If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact our project officer, Dana Bellis at project.officer@gwaiitrust.com.Old Masset Office Telephone: (250) 626-3654.Skidegate Office Telephone: (250) 559-8883.

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