Hydaburg Cooperative Association
Log Number: NG-03-19-0199-19
The Hydaburg Cooperative Association will establish early childhood literacy and language development programs and activities; increase use of the Tribal Library by offering regularly scheduled programs and activities; and better support and enhance learning about Haida history, culture, language, and art. The village of Hydaburg has few indoor gathering places where children, youth, parents, and Elders can spend time together, particularly during dark, cold winter months. This project will serve people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, with limited functional literacy, and living in underserved and rural communities; and children from families with incomes below the poverty level. By bringing them together to engage in healthy, culturally-focused activities, the Library will help these participants develop a renewed sense of personal and cultural pride and hope. And, by providing resources that help people understand who they are and where they come from, the Library will empower youth and others to make positive decisions about where to go in the future.