Haida Language Grant

2019 Budget: $180,000

Grant available to the Xaad Kil and Skidegate Haida Immersion Programs only


About the Haida Language Grant:

  • 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:

  • 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
  • Applications must be received no later than one month before the beginning of your project, unless otherwise specifically stated

Further Questions:

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

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