Our Language Doyon Grants deadline extended

The deadline to apply for a $5,000 Our Language grant from Doyon Foundation has been extended to Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m. AKST.

In a continuing effort to revitalize the endangered Native languages of the Doyon region, Doyon Foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 to support language revitalization efforts. Eligible organizations with an idea for a language revitalization project focusing on the languages in the Doyon region are encouraged to apply for an Our Language grant.

Online applications are preferred; interested applicants may apply here. Hard copy applications are available upon request; contact [email protected] or 907.459.2162.

Doyon region tribal governments/tribal councils/communities; nonprofit Alaska Native organizations, societies and community groups; and Alaska Native cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centers are eligible to apply for an Our Language grant. Learn more about the grant program, eligibility and application requirements on our blog.

The 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region are all severely to critically endangered, and will be lost within the span of a few generations if no action is taken. These languages are Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana), Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross), Hän, Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in), Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim), Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Deg Xinag, Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga (Lower Tanana), Holikachuk, and Inupiaq. Learn more about the Doyon region languages and what Doyon Foundation is doing to support them.

To apply for an Our Language grant, complete the online application. For additional information, contact Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program at [email protected] or 907.459.2162.