July 9th - 16th, 2016
Konaway Nika Tillicum which means "All My Relations" in Chinook Trade Jargon is an eight day academic academy 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 the SOU Pre-College Youth Programs.
The deadline for applications is May 13, 2016
For a 2015 Brochure click here (PDF file)
2016 Applications (PDF fillable forms)
Junior Counselor Recommendation form -coming soon
Senior Counselor Application
Instructor Course Proposal Form
“Konaway changed how I look at life. So my whole perspective has changed.”
-Konaway Nika Tillicum Student
For more information about the upcoming Konaway Nika Tillicum program contact:
Konaway Program Coordinator
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520