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.

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is currently recruiting for a Reservation Agent. Attached is the job description. If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and a CATC employment application (also attached) to CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, Attention: Carol Withey, PO Box 93330, Anchorage, AK, 99509-3330, Fax: 907-263-5508. CIRI shareholders are encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding this position or other employment opportunities, please contact Susan Williams, Human Resources Assistant, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), PO Box 93330, Anchorage, AK. 99509-3330, 907.263.5123 (phone), 907.263.5508 (fax).

CATC Application 6-09.pdf

CATC Reservation Agent 6-10.pdf

Leadership Anchorage applications for the 2010-2011 class are now available online! Go to this page for the application, session schedule, and program frequently asked questions — www.akhf.org/programs/leadership/leadership_applications.html

As applications are received, interviews will be scheduled, with the final application deadline August 20, 2010. The program year begins with an overnight retreat in late September.

Leadership Anchorage is a nationally recognized, rigorous program for adults. Leadership Anchorage is designed to introduce the “emerging leaders” of non-profit, neighborhood, and ethnic organizations to accomplished professionals and civic leaders in Anchorage and Alaska. Our goal is to make sure these emerging voices are heard and are at the table in the mix of Anchorage decision-making. After 13 years, more than 240 graduates, and recognition as one of the top civic leadership programs in the country, the program continues to grow and expand its reach. Program participants over nine months experience a two-day retreat and nine rigorous, full-day sessions (mostly on Saturdays). These sessions include speaker presentations from established leaders in the community, readings in the humanities and on leadership as well as group dynamic learning exercises designed to facilitate the development of critical leadership skill sets.

The cornerstones of LA’s curriculum are a one-on-one mentorship program, and a community service group project. The goal: more effective community leadership with a wider and more diverse network of connections. For further information, contact Jim MacKenzie, Deputy Executive Officer, Alaska Humanities Forum, Director, Leadership Anchorage, Coordinator, Alaska History & Cultural Studies Program, 421 West First Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK, 99501, Tel: 907-272-5324, Cell: 907-575-8755, Fax: 907-272-3979 or jmackenzie@akhf.org.  You can also find more information at www.akhf.org/programs/leadership/leadership_main.html and www.akhistorycourse.org/.

Southcentral Foundation’s Raise Healthy Kids Camp summer schedule is listed below, complete with the current availabilities:

· June 21 – 25 (ages 8-9) several openings
· June 28 – July 2 (ages 6-7) currently full
· July 19 – 23 (ages 10-11) several openings
· July 26 – 30 (ages 12-13) several openings


Raise Healthy Kids Camp is open to Alaska Native and American Indian children ages 6-13. This year’s camp hours are from 7:30am – 5:30pm at the Chugach Square Mall Head Start. Camp will focus on wellness through fun, culture, literacy, exercise, nutrition, safety and making healthy choices and habits for a healthy life.

SCF will provide positive mentoring, healthy beakfasts, daily snacks and lunches, admittance fees for all field trips, supplies for activities and lessons, camp 75210 t-shirts, and a certificate of attendance.

There is a $25 registration fee and current immunization records is required, along with a $50 food fee. The $50 food fee will be waived for qualifying Denali KidCare/Medicaid families. Contact Health Education at 729-2689 for more information or to register your child.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 9

The Middle School Partnership Project is recruiting 8 AmeriCorps Members statewide, sponsored by your local middle school, Department of Education, and the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP). The remaining 4 Middle School Success AmeriCorps Member positions include Ryan Middle School – Fairbanks, North Pole Middle School – North Pole, Gruening Middle School – Eagle River and Mears Middle School, Anchorage.

This 1-year, full-time position begins: Monday, August 2nd with a week-long orientation in Anchorage (travel expenses covered for training). Applications are available online at: tloyd or faxed to 1-800-478-6343 attn: Tara)

Examples of what Middle School Success AmeriCorps Members could do: Coordinate community conversations about helping students succeed, engage community partners in the school, coordinate school volunteers, strengthen parent involvement, engage students in community service, provide/organize after-school tutoring or mentoring, promote sports, arts, subsistence skills activities, coordinate peer education projects, or track progress on project goals.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits include: $1,200/month living allowance, $5,375 education award upon completion of service year, health insurance if eligible, child care if eligible, specialized training, and accommodation for people experiencing a handicap

Who can apply: Anyone 18 years or older interested in helping middle school students succeed. Criminal background checks will be run. For questions, contact: Tara Loyd tloyd or Joie Brown at RurAL CAP at 1-800-478-7227.

DEADLINE: July 30, 2010.

The primary emphasis of CH2M HILL’s Scholarship Program is to provide educational assistance to Alaska Native Students pursuing degrees in the Engineering, Design and Drafting fields which correspond to the services that CH2M HILL provides Alyeska under contract. While applicants in other educational fields will be considered, preference is made towards the Engineering fields. See attached application for more details.

Contact Emily Cross, Community Relations Manager, CH2M HILL, Energy & Chemicals, 949 E. 36th Ave., Suite 500, Anchorage, AK, 99508, 907.762.1510, 907.762.1544 fax, or 907.952.6558 cell for further information.

CH2M HILL Scholarship Application for 2010-2011.doc

Doyon Foundation will host its 10th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic on June 17 – 18, 2010 at Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. The two-day golf classic features a nine-hole scramble, skills tournament, reception, golf banquet, and more than $20,000 in player prizes, plus $10,000 in door prizes. A detailed schedule is available at www.doyonfoundation.com.

For 10 years, this annual event has supported the Morris Thompson Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund established by Doyon Foundation to benefit Alaska Native, higher education students studying business management and leadership. Last year, the classic raised $60,661 for the scholarship program.

“I honestly would not have been able to make it financially without the assistance of Doyon Foundation. Also to know that one has the support of your people while engaging in such rigorous work and so far from home helps me as well,” said Jessica Black, a 2009 – 2010 Morris Thompson competitive scholarship recipient, who is pursuing her PhD in social work at Washington University in St. Louis.

The golf classic was established in honor of the late Morris Thompson, an Alaska Native leader who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000.

Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation’s executive director, said the success of the golf classic is dependent on the support from golfers and sponsors. Approximately 100 golfers are expected this year, and the 2010 major sponsors include:

$15,000+ Doctorate Level Sponsors

  • Doyon Family of Companies
  • KeyBank
  • Thompson Metal Fab, Inc.

$5,000+ Bachelor’s Level Sponsors

  • Alaska Airlines (In Kind)
  • BP
  • Calista Corporation
  • CIRI
  • Peak Oilfield Service Co.

$2,500+ Associate’s Level Sponsors

  • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alaska Interstate Construction, LLC
  • Arctic Office Products
  • Doyon Emerald
  • Flowline Alaska, Inc.
  • Koniag, Inc.
  • Teamsters Local 959


$3,000 Golf Ball Sponsor

  • ACS

Miller also acknowledged this year’s honorary tournament hosts, including Doyon, Limited Chair Orie Williams, Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Sen. Mark Begich. A complete list of sponsors is available at www.doyonfoundation.com.

Doyon Foundation was established in 1989 as the private foundation for Doyon, Limited, the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation’s mission is to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students.

For more information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, executive director, at 1.888.478.4755 ext. 2048, 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

MTMGC press release draft FINAL 061610

Deadline: June 28, 2010

The PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER develops, supports, and provides technical assistance to Best Beginnings early childhood partnerships across Alaska. Part of a growing statewide network, locally based, volunteer driven partnerships bring together individuals, organizations, and programs to facilitate collaboration and coordination of early childhood services in their communities. The PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER also develops and implements the Best Beginnings plan to engage the business community in early childhood.

Inquiries are welcome prior to submitting an application and can be directed to Abbe Hensley, executive director, ahensley@akhf.org, 3350 Commercial Drive, Suite 104A, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, 907.297.3301 direct line 907.297.3304 fax.

Best Beginnings Partnerships Mgr.pdf

If you are passionate about the value of higher education, want to make a change in someone’s life, enjoy working directly with people, and are eager to join a friendly, fun-loving, but dedicated and hard-working group, this may be the job for you!

This recruitment is for a full-time Community Liaison based in the Anchorage office of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE). The person selected for this position will deliver the agency’s statewide early awareness and outreach programs and serve as liaison with educational partners and communities across the state. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of in-person and distance presentations/trainings on financial aid, college and career planning, the Alaska Career Information System, and other topics as needed to students, parents, educators throughout Alaska. In addition, this position will provide leadership and coordination to agency awareness initiatives, and serves as a project manager on specific outreach initiatives from goal-setting to implementation and evaluation.

Click here for more information on this position.

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