August 2009

2009 University of Alaska Fairbanks – Rural Student Services Blast-Off

Welcome in a new year at UAF! Rural Student Services will be holding a 2009 Blast-Off Celebration Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in the Brooks Building at UAF. For more information you can call 907-474-7870 or email

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Courses

The Alaska Native & Rural Development department (DANRD) of the College of Rural & Community Development within University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to offer distance delivered courses on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). In the event that your staff or constituencies may be interested in enrolling for a course on ANCSA, there are two initial versions to meet your need. Please share this information with your corporate community.

The flyer describes a one-credit web based general overview course that can serve as an excellent introduction to the history and development of ANCSA. The flyer also describes a full semester 3 credit course offered by audio-conference for a more indepth analysis of ANCSA and will feature guest presenters such as Willie Hensley, John Borbridge, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris and others that were at the forefront of this historical creation of the land claims act.

A registration form and flyer is listed below. Should you wish any further information or assistance please contact the Fairbanks DANRD office via email at

ANCSA Flyer.pdf

CRCD Registration Form.pdf

The Doyon Foundation will award more than $232,000 in scholarships to 238 students at a scholarship award ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, August 28, 2009. The ceremony will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Doyon, Limited Chiefs Court at 1 Doyon Place in Fairbanks, Alaska. Media and the public are invited to attend.

A total of $232,460 in scholarships will be awarded, including 19 competitive scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 for the 2009 – 2010 academic year; 176 basic, $800 scholarships to full-time students for the fall 2009 semester; and 43 basic, $400 scholarships to part-time students for the fall 2009 semester.

Doyon Foundation’s scholarships, which are funded through corporate and individual donations, as well as fundraisers including the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic, are awarded to Alaska Native students pursuing higher education. This year’s scholarships will go to a diverse range of students who are attending school all over the Doyon region, across Alaska and throughout the U.S. The students are also pursuing a wide range of degrees – from certificates to doctorates – in career fields including engineering, medicine, law, accounting, business, education, biology and dental hygiene.

One of this year’s scholarship recipients is Raymond (Ramy) Brooks, who is also the keynote speaker at tomorrow’s scholarship award ceremony. Brooks, who received the Ruederich competitive scholarship this year, is a sophomore at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in geological engineering.

Doyon Foundation was established in 1989 by Doyon, Limited, the Fairbanks-based regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. The Foundation’s mission is to provide the highest level of support to shareholders and their descendents by providing post-secondary scholarships; advancing traditional Native knowledge; and increasing Native student performance levels. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students.

For more information, please visit or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation’s interim executive director, at 907.459.2050 or

Alaska Native Artists Summit – September 18 & 19, 2009

There is a GREAT opportunity for Native Artists coming up at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. “Artists” include basket makers, beaders, painters, Snowshoe makers, carvers, sewers, writers, musicians, and more!

Meet gallery owners, copyright lawyers, and other experienced artists who can offer suggestions and support on how to best market and sell Alaska Native crafts locally and beyond! The summit will also include information about possible funding and apprenticeship opportunities.

For more information, please read the flyer and registration form at the links listed below.

Alaska Native Artists Summit Fairbanks Registration Form 8_26_2009.pdf

Alaska Native Artists Summit Fairbanks Flyer 8_26_2009.pdf

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships

The Automotive Hall of Fame serves as administrator to over $20,000 in combined college scholarships annually.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
  • Provide an official transcript of all academic work.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.
  • Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.
  • Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application (trade school should equal a two-year associate program).
  • Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.
  • Must be enrolled full-time.
  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.

Interested students can request an application by sending a letter with a self-addressed stamped envelope or download the application at .

Award and Scholarship Programs
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

If requesting by mail, the application request letter should include the name of the college or university you attend or plan to attend, your year of study (i.e. High School Senior, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior), your field of study and your current cumulative G.P.A. (students attending technical training schools may also apply.)

Entries must be postmarked by June 1. Consideration is taken for delayed mail. (Express mail not required) (Faxes not accepted)

WHEN: Approx. 21 weeks, beginning September 2009. Start and end dates are flexible. Work schedule will be Monday – Friday.

WHERE: AnchorageMuseum at RasmusonCenter, in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska.

WHAT: This position has the responsibility to implement a series of improvements in the current storage of objects in the AnchorageMuseum’s permanent collection. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

– Work directly with the Collections Manager and the Object Conservator in the safe handling and movement of collections objects to new storage units.
– Design and create storage mounts to support art and ethnographic objects using archival material.
– Enter data accurately and efficiently into the museum database.

– Applicants must be at least 18
– High school graduate, GED or equivalent.
– Higher education courses in History, Art, Anthropology or a related field is preferred.
– Working knowledge of computers and commonly used programs, such as Excel, Word and Outlook.

Please send a completed application with a resume and a letter describing your interest in the position, to Jacquelyn B. Hoflich, SPHR, Human Resources Director, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK, 99501; by fax: (907) 929-9216, or e-mail:

Applications can be found on our website at (, or please call (907) 929-9217 to have one emailed, faxed or mailed to you.

All resumes must be accompanied by a completed application. See attachment below

Collections Intern.doc

Attached you will find two flyers describing Online Allied Health programs and courses being offered in the Fall by UAF’s Online Allied Health Programs. The attached courses are offered entirely online (except where on-site clinicals are indicated). These are not independent study courses.

· Courses include live lecture and online “whiteboard” where student can see visual aids

· Courses include live text chat with classmates and instructors

· Students can also speak in class using headsets with microphone

· Webcams are welcome but not required

· Just like in-person classroom except it’s online

· Classes meet once each week

· High school students are eligible to participate in many courses

· Any internet connection speed will work with these courses

· Books and headset with microphone delivered to student after registration

· Health care is a high-demand, nearly “recession-proof” career area

Registration began July 27th.

Take a look at the attachments and contact Shawn Marie Russell (see below) for more information or to register.

Shawn Marie Russell
Allied Health Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Allied Health
University of AlaskaFairbanks
College of Rural And Community Development Health Programs
(907) 260 – 9525

For more information about Rural Allied Health Programs, please visit:

Earn A Credential Flyer.doc

The Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, a regional tribal consortium headquartered in Fort Yukon, AK, has an available job opening for a Human Resource Manager and also job openings in the Health and Education service fields.

Please check out website for complete job descriptions and employment applications at Visit our website for more information about the organization as well as the services they offer to the residents of the Yukon Flats region.

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking a researcher for a one year project identifying Living Cultural Treasures in the Athabascan region. This project is being funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Request for Proposals is posted on the State of Alaska Online Public website HERE

The due date is August 14, 4:00 PM. For more information or for a hard copy of the RFP, contact Saunders McNeill at 1.888.278.7424 or 269.6610. Email: