June 2010

The Association of Interior Native Educators is holding the 2010 Learning Styles Camp July 27-30, 2010. The maximum number of participants is fifteen.

Course Prerequisite: AINE Learning Styles Institute or permission of instructors

Guest Presenter: Beth Leonard, Ph.D., UAF School of Education

Instructor: Sharon Barker Attla M.Ed.

Campsite: This workshop will be held as a four day/three night camp at Howard Luke’s Gaaleeyaa Camp on the Tanana River near Fairbanks, AK


Participants will explore a traditional Athabascan story – The Old Man Who Came Down from the Second Layer of the World by Belle Deacon – following the deeper cultural contexts of the story, pedagogy for teaching, and reviewing the importance of teaching indigenous lessons in today’s classroom within the context of NCLB in the schools. Participants will also review the Dunn & Dunn methodology of implementing learning styles in an academically rigorous and supportive learning environment.

For more information, contact Sheila Vent, sheila.

DEADLINE: July 2, 2010

It’s never too soon to start raising a career profile. This summer, J.P. Morgan is offering exceptional Black, Hispanic, Native American, and female students who are about to start their MBA the opportunity to spend three eventful days with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. You may already know that a career in banking is for you, or you may still be trying to figure out what you’re passionate about. Either way, this is a great opportunity to build networks, enhance skills and learn more about the programs J.P. Morgan offers for MBA students.

From July 26 through July 28, 2010, students will meet senior leaders and network with some of the most influential people in the banking industry. Students will fine-tune technical skills with training sessions dedicated to corporate finance. And, students will benefit from cutting edge personal branding and leadership training.

Make a great first impression and students could position themselves for a spot in our pre-internship programs. Learn more about these programs, Winning Women www.jpmorgan.com/winningwomen and Launching Leaders www.jpmorgan.com/launchingleaders and how they can put you on the fast track to a summer internship.

Who’s eligible?  The J.P. Morgan MBA Early Advantage program is open to Black, Hispanic, Native American, and female students from all professional backgrounds who are starting their first semester of business school in Fall 2010.

How to Apply: Applications are due Friday, July 2, 2010. Apply to mba.investment.banking@jpmorgan.com by submitting a résumé, GMAT score. unofficial undergraduate transcript, and a response (500 words max) to following question: What interests you about Investment Banking?

The MBA Early Advantage program will take place from July 26 through July 28, 2010 at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank in New York City. Transportation and accommodations will be paid for by J.P. Morgan.

Website: http://careers.jpmorgan.com/student/jpmorgan/careers/mbaearlyadvantage

The job posting can be found under the Administrative/Staff Jobs (External Candidates) link on the webpage www.employment.harvard.edu. Click Search Openings and put in the requisition number listed on the posting below.

Title: Community Coordinator
Department: Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)
Salary Grade: 56
Requisition Number: 21423BR


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) Community Coordinator is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community growth and development by overseeing alumni engagement, student collaboration and success, and by supporting both program and overall university outreach efforts with individuals, departments, affinity groups, Indigenous nations/communities, organizations and schools. The Community Coordinator will be responsible for high level programmatic evaluations to ensure quality and effectiveness as well as constituent input in the development of program plans and projects that increase student, alumni and overall community participation both within HUNAP and the larger university community. Job duties will support creating a welcoming and open HUNAP environment that supports alumni empowerment, student development and success, and general program growth.

As a local union of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, children or grandchildren of Local 959 Teamster members are afforded the opportunity of applying to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for assistance in financing their college needs.

For eligibility requirements and application procedures pertaining to the Hoffa Memorial Scholarship, click here. The same information may be found as well through the International’s website; go to www.teamster.org, click on Members, then Scholarships, then About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. Additionally, you may call the executive offices of Teamsters Local 959 by dialing (907) 565-8101 or (800) 478-0959 should you need assistance.

Future Educators of Alaska (FEA) is in search of individuals who would like to volunteer their time to present and share their experiences and profession with FEA club members during the 2010-2011 school year. Our FEA club advisors have requested a list of possible presenters who would like to present to their students at different times throughout the school year, and as the presenter’s schedule allows.

FEA has 67 active clubs across Alaska in 27 participating school districts. Clubs typically meet one time per week for one hour, and their club activities vary each week (culture, technology, career exploration, lesson planning, and service learning). Presenters may be asked to present to students via Skype, video conferencing, or in person if they happen to be in, or traveling to, a community that has an FEA club.

If you would like to share your story, your program, or your thoughts about the need for more Alaskan-grown and Alaska Native educators, please contact Sonta Hamilton Roach, Director, Future Educators of Alaska, PO Box 755400, Fairbanks, AK 99775, 907.450.8405 Phone, 907.450.8401 Fax, smhamilton@alaska.edu with *name/title/organization, *contact information, *general focus of presentation, and *dates of availability.

For more information, you can also visit the website at www.futureteachersalaska.org.

Native Americans are struggling to create new better prospects for their people. Since 1958, American Indian Services (AIS) has designed many valuable programs which assist them towards self-sufficiency and building better communities. Chief among these is providing scholarships for needy Native Americans to attend colleges and vocational schools. There are many bright young students from various tribes who qualify academically for a college education. Yet, after high school, they have no means to pay college tuition.

Over the last forty years, AIS has made it possible for thousands of Native Americans to attend college, obtain degrees and, in turn, provide needed support in their communities. But there are so many more who need help. Please take time to browse through the site (click here) and learn more about how AIS is making a difference.

(Click here) if you are interested in receiving scholarship assistance through AIS. Be sure to read the requirements on this webpage to ensure that you qualify for scholarship support.

Asiqluq Sean Topkok will be defending his Master’s Project on June 29 at 2pm in room 160 at Old U-Park. All are welcome to attend.

Iñiqpaġmiut Iñupiat Quliaqtuaŋit Iñupiat Urban Legends: An Analysis of Contemporary Iñupiat Living in an Urban Environment

Abstract: I feel that the urban Iñupiat have a story to share with other Iñupiat. It is not blood quantum that defines the Alaska Native. All contemporary Iñupiat have adapted to contemporary times, whether they live in a rural community or in an urban setting. Western influence has affected all of our lives.

The analysis of contemporary Iñupiat living in an urban environment will contribute to the understanding of all Iñupiat today. The adaptations are relevant wherever the Iñupiat live. This is a fairly new research concept, since the situation of urban Iñupiat occupation is occurring more frequently nowadays. This may directly relate to other Alaska Native groups living in an urban environment.

Each Alaska Native group has their own set of Native values. The Native values help define their Native cultural heritage. How the Alaska Native people define who they are is interconnected with the Alaska Native values that the Elders have established to pass on to the future cultural bearers.

Next Page »