Na Tikahtnu K’Tiya (Dena’ina Athabascan for “Cook Inlet bull moose”) is a summer cultural enrichment camp for Alaska Native and American Indian youth ages 12–18.
The camp provides young people an opportunity to learn traditional cultural activities, explore environmental education, practice group dynamic and conflict resolution styles, and develop work ethic in a rural camp setting.
Campers learn about cultural and subsistence activities, including learning to fish a set net site, and processing and preserving their catch. Other typical camp activities may include:
- clam digging
- traditional drum making, carving and beading
- lessons and stories from Native Elders
- traditional Native games
- swimming and canoeing
Campers learn responsibility and teamwork by working together on meals, cleanup, games and other tasks that support camp activities. Transportation, food and shelter are provided at no cost to camp attendees.
Camp sessions are offered every summer with a capacity to serve 20 to 22 youth, and typically last for 7–10 days. A Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CIDB/CIB) or a Tribal Enrollment card and an updated shot record, including Tetanus, are required.