“Get up, move, do something.” This is the meaning of Daaga’ and the spirit of the Doyon, Limited 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 $280,000 to Interior Native individuals and organizations.
In 2020, Doyon awarded $50,000 in Daaga’ Award grants to 15 organizations. The shareholder relations committee, comprised of Doyon board members, approved the grants at a February meeting. Congratulations to the 2020 recipients:
- Birch Creek Tribal Council
- Dancing with the Spirit
- Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) Spring Fling
- Galena Close-up Team
- Galena School Theater
- Hughes Village Council
- Huslia Tribal
- Koyukuk Tribal Council
- Nikolai Village
- Northway Village
- Tanana Native Council
- Young Native Fiddlers
- Yukon Jamboree Inc.
- Venetie Village
The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2021 Daaga’ Awards is Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. AKST.
The Daaga’ Award reflects our belief that communities are healthier when Native values are alive and traditional skills, such as beadwork, artwork, hunting, and trapping, are prized. 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.
To Learn more about the Daaga’ Fund or for questions regarding the application, please contact:
Shareholder Outreach Department
Tel: (907) 459-2085 (Fairbanks)
Tel: (888) 478-4755 (toll-free)