“Get up, move, do something”, this is the meaning of Daaga’ and the spirit of the Doyon Daaga’ award. Through the Daaga’ Fund, Native leaders unite to promote healthy, drug and alcohol free communities with grants of up to $3,000 per annual funding cycle. Since 1990, Doyon has awarded more than $220,000 to interior Native individuals and organizations.
The Daaga’ Award reflects our belief that communities are healthier when Native values are alive and traditional skills are prized-such as beadwork, artwork, hunting, and trapping. Programs that integrate the spiritual, social, and economic needs of our people make us all stronger. The proposed projects should support the values of the Daaga’ Awards, which include contributing to the healing that lies within the local people, utilizing the strength of traditional values, and encouraging programs that integrate spiritual, social and economic needs of the communities.
Proposals may be granted up to $3,000 per funding period. The awarded amount is dependent on the number of proposals received and the need of the program as described in the application and supporting materials. Applicants may not always receive the full $3,000. For this reason, Daaga’ should be considered supplemental funding and not be the only support sought when funding a program.
The deadline for the 2018 Daaga’ Awards is Friday, January 12, 2018. View/download the application here.
In February 2017, the shareholder relations committee approved grants for 12 Interior organizations. The following are the recipients of the 2017 Daaga’ Awards:
- Tanacross Village Council
- Chalkyitsik Village Council
- Rampart Village Council
- White Eye Traditional Knowledge Education Program
- Birch Creek Tribal Council
- Tetlin Village Council
- Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government
- Nenana Native Association
- Young Native Fiddlers
- Council of Athabascan Tribal Government
- Nulato Tribal Council
- Koyukuk Tribal Council
To Learn more about the Daaga’ Fund or for questions regarding the application, please contact:
Shareholder Relations Department
Tel: (907) 459-2085 (Fairbanks)
Tel: (888) 478-4755 (toll-free)