106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

Applications are due October 25, 2018.

Click HERE for more information.

The deadline for the 2019 Spring internship with the office of United States Senator Dan Sullivan is fast approaching!

Their office is in search of students who are assertive, engaged and eager to learn! Students will work in our D.C. office for roughly 3 months and become completely submerged in the legislative process. Interns may assist the Senator on the senate floor, help author press releases or support a legislative aide as they work on some of the nation’s most pressing current issues. Students will receive a bi-weekly stipend and would be eligible to obtain academic credit for their participation.

The spring session will begin on Jan. 8th, 2019 and conclude on Mar. 11th , 2019. The application deadline is November 5th , 2018.

Senator Murkowski’s Intern Coordinator will be in Alaska during the beginning of November. Let me know if you would be interested in hosting a class/office visit! We would love come and to share additional information with students!

Please feel free to forward this information to students or department interns.

Click here to view the internship page.

For more information contact Sharai Mason, Staff Assistant & Intern Recruiter at sharai_mason.

Senator Dan Sullivan’s Internship Program Brochure.pdf

Senator Dan Sullivan’s Internship Description.pdf

Senator Sullivan’s Internship Program.pdf

Anaqalluataq (Good Evening in Iñupiatun)!

Next week is a week many have fondly termed, “Alaska Native New Year.” Many will travel to Dgheyaytnu (Anchorage) to engage in a week of incredible convenings, important conversations, and connections with family and dear friends.

With that, we always want to create a space for our languages, everywhere we are, in everything we do.

Two years ago, there was a grassroots gathering of Alaska Native language revitalization activists, learners, teachers, elders meeting Juneau two years penned the Alaska Native Language Summit. Because we are on Dena’ina land in 2018, this gathering is Huch’itidulq’uł: We Begin Building a Fire for Ourselves.

Attached is the agenda for the event, and a flyer to share. If you’d like to volunteer, let us know!

Huch’itidulq’uł (We Begin Building a Fire for Ourselves)

Alaska Native Language Summit 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Chin’an to Kenaitze Indian Tribe and to our sponsors Sealaska Corporation, Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Municipality of Anchorage.



Cordially sent on behalf of the team:

Veri di Suvero

Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie

Joel Isaak

Dewey Kkʼołeyo Hoffman

Margi Dashevsky

David Russell-Jensen

Melissa Shaginoff

Huch’itidulq’uł Flow FINAL.pdf

Huch’itidulq’uł Alaska Native Languages Summit 2018 Flyer.pdf

See a link to the latest Alaska Native Language Revitalization Digest below.

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol.3 No.14 10.6.18.pdf

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Celebrate by sharing your language


Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Doyon Foundation invites you to celebrate by sharing YOUR language!

Last year, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.

Join in the celebration by finding the “Happy Indigenous Peoples Day” translation in your language below and sharing it on social media. Be sure to tag @DoyonFoundation and your language!


The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three wonderful one-credit classes this Fall 2018. These are non-traditional, one credit course offerings within the Alaska Native Business Management minor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.

Flyers and images of these courses are listed below

Boardroom Minutes is being offered in response to a request from the 2017 Alaska Native Corporation Board Member Peer Exchange. That request is being met through this class which will be taught by Mr. Phil Blumstein.

ANCSA Land is being taught by Mr. Ethan Schutt again this year. Mr. Schutt will be addressing contemporary issues in 7(i) and resource development in his one credit class.

Intro to Alaska Native Business is a wonderful introductory course to ANCSA and the corporations it established. This class also looks at various fields within the Alaska Native Corporation.

BA A490B Boardroom Minutes class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A490B ANCSA Land class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A201 Intro to Alaska Native Business class – FALL 2018.pdf


Oct photo - Black willowHere is your October Native Word of the Month in Deg Xinag! Thank you to our translator, Edna Deacon of Grayling!

Q’elgesr = black willow (young)

Q’elgesr nihałtrith = Whipping the black willow*

* People would whip the willow as they were walking; it makes a whistling sound and is considered protection.

Listen to an audio recording of the October word:

Listen to an audio recording of the October phrase: