Type of Program:
The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Program (formerly the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program) supports Indigenous projects that involve the safeguarding of traditions and culture, including language, traditional knowledge and skills, storytelling, music, games and other pastimes, knowledge of the landscape, customs, cultural practices and beliefs, food customs, and living off the land.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to 100% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $15,000.
For projects that involve recognizing and celebrating traditional culture in events of short-term duration, the maximum funding is $1,000.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to show other contributions, either financial or in-kind.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
are encouraged to discuss their project ideas with an Heritage Officer prior to submitting a proposal,
must complete the application form and include any letters of support to demonstrate community support, information on other partnerships and in-kind contributions,
will apply for a 90% advance payment of the approved project contribution,
must submit a final report documenting the activities, including copies of research/field work and any promotional material produced to receive the final amount (the 10% holdback).
An Indigenous Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, including representatives from Indigenous organizations, reviews proposals and makes recommendations to the Department on project funding.
Applicants must submit: