A Residential Camp for Motivated Native American Students Completing Grades 7-12.
July 13 - 20, 2019
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.
The deadline for applications is May 10, 2019.
How to Apply
You have two ways you may apply to Konaway. Either online, or using a paper form.
You will be asked whether you want to purchase a protection plan. This protection plan is not through SOU and IS NOT REQUIRED. You may decline.
Once you select Konaway Nika Tillicum from the menu of camp options and accept or decline the protection plan you will be told you are registered. Once registered please follow the prompts to complete your online application.
A complete application includes: 1) complete Participant Information on CampDoc, 2) a copy of your most recent report card, and 3) a recommendation completed by a recent teacher or school administrator. Your reference should mail their recommendation to the SOU Pre-College Youth Programs office.
A completed application includes: 1) a completed paper application, 2) a copy of your most recent report card, and 3) a recommendation letter completed by a recent teacher or school administrator. Your recommender should mail their recommendation to the SOU Pre-College Youth Programs Office.
"Konaway changed how I look at life. So my whole perspective has changed.”
-Konaway Nika Tillicum Student
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
Konaway Program Coordinator
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520