A Residential Camp for Motivated Native American Students Completing Grades 7-12. 

2017 Konaway male dancer

July 12 - 18, 2020

Application Opening Soon!

Konaway Nika Tillicum  which means "All My Relations" in Chinook Trade Jargon, is an eight-day academic program exploring a broad range of classes, lectures, cultural experiences, and recreational activities for Native American students. Konaway is a completely self-supported program, generating funds each year through grants, donations, and fundraisers. We attempt to provide scholarships for all of our students at $825.00 per child. Each household is required to pay a $75.00 fee upon student acceptance, which will reserve their spot in the academy.

Students selected for Konaway stay on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland and interact with other Native American students while being challenged by creative, imaginative instructors and activities. Konaway Nika Tillicum is administered by the Center for First Nation Studies, Sociology Department, SOU, and SOU Pre-College Youth Programs. 

Girl dancer

2017 Konaway at OSF












 "Konaway changed how I look at life. So my whole perspective has changed.”

-Konaway Nika Tillicum Student  

Our Partners

Jackson County Cultural Coalition of the OR Cultural Trust    Oregon Cultural Trust 98,000 Square Miles of YES

Konaway is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon's arts, humanities, and heritage. 

More Questions?

Brent Florendo
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541-552-8582 or 541-552-6452