The program deadline is April 15. Proposals could involve any of the following:
- Documenting and inventorying cultural traditions
- Passing on cultural knowledge through teaching, demonstrations, publications, websites and other educational and awareness-raising activities
- Recognizing and celebrating traditions, and those with traditional skills, through awards and special events
- Identifying and supporting cultural enterprises that employ aspects of traditional culture (for example, craft production and cultural tourism)
- Professional Development for cultural workers, educators and knowledge holders
For further information, please contact Lucy Alway at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (709) 729-1409. Guidelines are available on the website: http://www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/heritage/aboriginal_cultural_heritage_program.html
Supported projects include documenting stone Inuksuit in Labrador; developing a Mi’kmaq Medicinal Walk; and offering traditional teachings to Mi’kmaq children in Bay St. George. For a list projects supported since 2008, please visit the website: http://www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/heritage/supported_projects/index.html .
In the summer of 2011, the Mi’kmaq Youth Mentorship program in Flat Bay provided traditional activities and teachings to 112 children between the ages of two and twelve.
In August 2009, twenty large banners were hung in a variety of sites within the community of Sheshatsuit, including the new school, the old school and the water tower. In addition, banners were hung around the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, including at the airport and the military base. This project has helped to initiate discussions among the Innu of how to use photography and videos to revitalize Innu culture.