Photo credit: www.camai.org
Started in 1989, Cama~i is a three day festival of dancing, singing, arts and crafts, good food and sharing. This annual celebration brings folks together from the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta with groups from across Alaska and international communities in the common language of dance and song. With no paid staff and annual festival costs of approximately $65,000 – mostly covering travel for the many dance groups that come to perform – the sponsoring organization, Bethel Council on the Arts, has opened an endowed fund dedicated to the Cama~i Dance Festival to ensure the long-term success and solvency of this local treasure.
Gifts made to the Cama~i Dance Festival Fund will be used to grow the endowment – a portion of the interest earned on these funds will be granted out yearly back to the festival to help cover costs as the festival continues to be a touchstone of cultural preservation and celebration in the YK Delta.
The Cama~i Dance Festival website can be accessed by clicking here or visiting www.camai.org.
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