February 2010

The First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Summer Intern program’s application deadline is today! Go to http://www.firstalaskans.org/index.cfm?section=Leadership-Development&page=Summer-Internship-Program for more information.

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem , Massachusetts is seeking interns for a new program, the PEM Native American Residential Internships in museum practice. The term is from May 31 – August 16, 2010 and applications are due by March 12, 2010.

The Native American Residential Internship program at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem , Mass., offers paid internship opportunities for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students and early-career, in-service cultural professionals. It provides participants with a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museums aimed at helping to develop skills in cultural object stewardship and museum practices. It will offer individuals the opportunity to gain expertise and will prepare them for employment positions in the museum field and/or the cultural, nonprofit sector.

For Program Guidelines, Project Descriptions and the Application Form, please see the attached document.  For additional information about the Peabody Essex Museum , please visit www.pem.org or email Rosario_Ubiera-Minaya@pem.org.

The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum’s collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collection, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

PEM NA Museum Internships 2-22-10.pdf

The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) is a bridging program that assists students in Rural Alaska in making the academic and social transition between high school and college. RAHI is for college-bound students who are willing to work hard and who are dedicated to excellence. RAHI was organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to serve rural and Alaska Native high school honors students. Those who apply should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and plan to have finished their junior or senior year. They should read at or above grade level and committed to earning a college degree. (more…)

Attached are upcoming trainings sponsored by the Teamsters Training Center. For more information, see below flyers or call (907) 479-8451.

first aid flyer.doc

hazwoper flyer.doc

hazwoper refresher trans aware. flyer.doc

msha flyer.doc

WWAMI – Alaska’s Medical School and the UAA University Honors College

will present the 2010 Alaska PreMed Summit

Saturday, March 27 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

“National Health-care Policy: What Medical School Applicants Should Know”

Anchorage – UAA, Rasmuson Hall
Fairbanks – UAF, Butrovich Building, Room 109 (Videoconference)
Juneau – UAS, Location TBA (Videoconference)
Kodiak – Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, Room 219 (Videoconference)
Register On-line – OR –
Download Registration Form
Sponsor Form/Table Request Form

The PreMed Summit is designed to provide information to anyone wanting to learn more about the process of becoming a physician. It is especially helpful for undergraduate and high school students, but non-traditional students, high school counselors, college advisors, and parents are also welcome to attend.

The fifth annual Alaska PreMed Summit will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at UAA. Students and parents throughout the state will also able to take part in the Summit by attending the videoconference Summits at UAF, UAS, and Kodiak.

Participants of the 2010 Alaska PreMed Summit will receive the opportunity to:

  • Find out about volunteer opportunities for pre-medical students.
  • Hear premedical undergraduates, current medical students, medical school graduates in residency training, and practicing physicians describe their experiences. This panel discussion was once again the highlight of the day for many participants.
  • Learn how to apply to US medical schools, including WWAMI – Alaska’s Medical School.
  • Participate in a mock medical school interview.
  • Tour the Alaska WWAMI Program first-year medical student facilities.

For more information, visit the website at http://biomed.uaa.alaska.edu/pre_med_summit.html.

Indians Into Medicine (INMED) offers summer academic enrichment sessions for American Indian students at the junior high, high school and medical preparatory levels. These summer programs are designed to bolster participants’ math and science skills, introduce health career requirements, and help develop potential for success in health science careers.

In addition, these summer programs introduce the students to life on a college campus. Students are housed in UND dorms, eat in the cafeteria and classes are held in University classrooms. For more information, visit the website at http://www.med.und.edu/inmed/summerprograms.html.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Anchorage Job Center Midtown recently updated their “North Slope Jobs” packet. The word document which is titled “Some Fields of Employment” was updated this week. Feel free to contact Nancy Heckman at 907-269-4774 with questions.

15-B The Alaska Support Industry.doc

15-A North Slope Safety Training.pdf

Some Fields of Employment 2-17-10.docx

A public lecture by Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr. will be held on Friday, March 5, 4PM at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center (101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks). Dr. Haakanson’s lecture is sponsored by Vice Chancellor Bernice Joseph of the College of Rural and Community Development.

This is a free public event. Please contact Bambi Nelson at 474-5860 or bnnelson@alaska.edu for more information.

Haakanson Lecture Announcement.pdf

Are you an adult, age 18 or older? Looking for a great paying career in construction? The Fairbanks Construction Academy is offering FREE basic construction skills training in carpentry, electrical, heating and weatherization.

For more information, click here.

Doris Miller is Doyon Foundation's new executive director.

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Doris Miller as the Foundation’s new executive director. Miller, who has served as the Foundation’s interim executive director for more than a year, assumed the position on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

“Doris brings an energy and dedication to our region that will be well-suited for the challenges of this position. With her extended role as interim executive director, we are confident that she will do an excellent job and will make an immediate impact on the current operations,” said Doyon Foundation board president Shane Derendoff. He added that Miller was selected for the position following a thorough search and interview process led by a Foundation board sub-committee.

Miller originally joined the Foundation in September 2007 as the Foundation’s scholarship program manager. Prior to Doyon Foundation, Miller worked at an interior Native nonprofit organization for 17 years, serving in various programs including community health services, mental health and alcohol programs, quality management and administration.

“I am very happy to take on this leadership position and I look forward to continuing to serve the students, the Doyon Foundation and our many supporters. We have many exciting things taking place this year, including the 10th anniversary of the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic. I’m certain that the team we have here at the Foundation will continue the tradition of excellence in all that we do,” Miller said.

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 Doyon 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 on Doyon Foundation or its new executive director, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

Save the Date!
FEA 2010 Student Gathering | April 14-16, 2010Future Educators of Alaska is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Student Gathering taking place in Anchorage, Alaska. This is an exciting opportunity for high school students, who participate in FEA Clubs, to network, lead and participate in workshops, visit the University of Alaska Anchorage, and learn more about teaching and higher education! Join Us and Share in the Fun.
Agenda at a Glance
Day 1, April 14 | Hotel Captain CookOpening Session
Ice Cream Social
T-Shirt ExchangeDay 2, April 15 | Tour of UAA

Student-Led Workshops
Club Presentations
UAA Campus Tour

Day 3, April 16 | Hotel Captain Cook

Job Fair Activities
Educator Panel
Closing Session

To Learn More, Download Affiliate Forms, Register and Submit Student Workshop Proposals Click Here!

Please contact Sonta Hamilton Roach  or Katelin Delaney  for information or visit www.FutureTeachersAlaska.org.

If you are Alaska Native missing the high school diploma and living anywhere in the Doyon/Tanana Chiefs Region including Fairbanks or North Pole, and at least 18, you could be eligible to earn that missing GED Diploma under the REAL (Rural Education For Adult Learners) GED program offered by Adult Learning Programs of Alaska. REAL offers all the necessary GED instruction and do all the testing that you’ll need to earn the GED diploma. And, they pay all the costs. Your GED will cost you nothing but your own hard work. Call Jim today at ALPA 452-6434 X232 or 1-866-452-6434 for more information about how to apply. This is a splendid opportunity to earn the missing diploma. You will greatly improve job training and employment and career opportunities, and, at no cost.

The National Rural Assembly will host a National Rural Youth Assembly on April 22-25, 2010, at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and seeks 50 young adults from rural communities across the country who will gather to discuss the issues they see as critical to their lives and communities.

The National Rural Assembly Steering Committee asks rural organizations and leaders to nominate young people who are interested in rural issues, invested in strengthening and making an impact in their local communities.

The Rural Youth Assembly will engage young people on the key policy areas of the Rural Assembly including the quality of education, stewardship of our natural resources, investment in our communities, and the health of rural people. Youth will represent the diversity of rural America in geographies, race, cultures, genders, incomes and sexual orientations. 

For more information go to http://www.ruralstrategies.org/national-rural-youth-assembly-information.

First Alaskans Institute offers a 10-Week PAID Internship that is open to Alaska Native/Rural Alaskans. It is for college Juniors or Seniors in good academic standing and is available for placements with employers statewide. The internship provides Leadership Training and Networking Opportunities, as well as real-world work experience in the Interns Area of Interest/Study

Please see attachment. For additional information, visit

Summer Internship 10 Flyer.pdf

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