October 2010


The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

The scholarship is through the Intertribal Timber Council and is due March 18, 2011.

All requested information MUST be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) March 18, 2011 for consideration.

For more information, please visit our website www.itcnet.org.

Fax (503-282-1274) and e-mail (itc1@teleport.com) submissions are acceptable as long as we receive them by 5:00 p.m. March 18, 2011, and the original is mailed and postmarked by March 18, 2011.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council Office:

ATTN: EDUCATION COMMITTEE

INTERTRIBAL TIMBER COUNCIL

1112 N. E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4

Portland, Oregon 97232-2114

(503) 282-4296

Doyon Foundation is seeking candidates for its board of directors. One seat, open to any Doyon, Limited shareholder, will be up for election this December. The term is for three years, expiring in 2013. The election will take place at Doyon Foundation’s annual membership meeting. You can visit our website at www.doyonfoundation.com for more information on how to apply.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Native Student Services will be hosting Thursday night game nights from 7:00pm-10:00pm starting October 28th and ending on November 18th. They will have all sorts of games including both video and board games and we will be providing snacks so please come join in on the fun! If you have additional questions about the event contact Casey at 786-4006 or anmcj@uaa.alaska.edu.

Check out the new 2010-2011 Education Resource Handbook offered by The CIRI Foundation. It contains 55 pages of scholarship, grant, financial aid, and other educational how-to info! Click here to view online.

Denaakkenaage’ Hudege’eeh Sodegets’eeyh
‘I’m happy for learning our language’
(Denaakk’e: Koyukon Athabascan)

Native Language and Culture Night/Potluck

Tuesday, October 26th

FREE

5pm-7pm at the Yukon Koyukuk School District, 4762 Old Airport Way in Fairbanks, Alaska

Family and children are welcome!

Special Guests: Jennie DeGroat and Terry Curley, Navajo Native Language Immersion Instructors

For more information contact Susan Paskvan, Native Language Coordinator, Yukon-Koyukuk School District, 4762 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709, 907-374-3405 or email spaskvan@yksd.com.

Attention UAA Students:

The University of Alaska Anchorage Native Student Services and ANSEP will be hosting a Halloween concert this Saturday, October 30th from 10:00pm-1:00am. There will be great entertainment, door prizes, and a Halloween costume contest! Admission is free but students must bring their student ID’s and can bring one guest. The event is going to take place in the Wolf Den located in the Student Union. Join the festivities! If you have additional questions about the event contact Casey at 786-4006 or anmcj@uaa.alaska.edu

Intro to Small Water Systems

Presenter: Josh Hanford

In this class students will receive 4 days of training on the basic principles of Small Treated and Untreated water system. The students will be given the instruction needed to take the ADEC Level I Operators exam to be administered on the 5th day.

Date: November 29-Dec 2, 2010
Location: Yukon Flats Center, Fort Yukon
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $75.00 book fee/ $20.00 exam application fee/ $30.00 exam fee
Register: Go online to www.arwa.org, Click on Training Calendar, Click on this training and Register Now

Class size is limited to 20 students registration closes November 12, 2010.  For More Information: Contact Josh Hanford at 907-841-9988 or via email training@arwa.org.

**Doyon Foundation offers short term vocational scholarships to eligible shareholders and children of shareholders. Go to www.doyonfoundation.com for more information on how to apply or contact Tonya Garnett, Scholarship Program Manager at garnettt@doyon.com or 907-459-2049.

Administrative and Professional Jobs
JOB NUMBER: 1230
POSITION: Account Executive

LOCATION: Anchorage, AK
DUTIES: Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales of products and/or services. Responsibilities include revenue accountability for a specified account base. Travel is required to cover assigned accounts in Western Alaska. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in building customer relationships. Partner and develop relationships, collaborate and solve problems. Delivers value-added services to current and prospective customers. Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like. Ability to drive and travel extensively by plane or car and work long hours when needed, including weekends. Ability to climb stairs and must wear hard hat when working in operational areas. Must comply with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree preferred.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 – 5 years related experience. PC Proficient – Word, Access, Excel, ACT. Must possess skill sets and demonstrate proven experience developing, improving and streamlining processes to meet established goals and objectives. Requires the ability to effectively manage projects that may vary in nature and scope. All Crowley positions require proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word. Some positions may also include proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications.
INQUIRIES: If you meet these minimum requirements, please contact us by clicking the Apply online link to our Human Resources Department
Apply Online: Apply and Send Your Resume

Crowley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For affirmative action purposes and to assist in our compliance with federal government record keeping, we would request that you complete a voluntary self-identification information form by clicking here. All information provided will be kept confidential and separate from your application data.

***REMINDER***

Spring 2011 – Doyon Foundation’s Online Basic Scholarship Application Now Available!!!

The online application for 2011 spring semester basic scholarships are now available online. Applications are due November 15, 2010. Basic scholarships range from $400 for part-time students to $800 for full-time students. To apply, students must submit:

· A complete online application form.

· Proof of academic enrollment.

· Official transcripts.

All documents need to be submitted or postmarked by November 15th!

**FOR RETURNING STUDENTS (Those who received a fall or winter 2010 award)

· Submit proof you pre-ordered your official transcripts, which will show your final fall semester grades, on or before deadline.

· A complete online application form.

All documents need to be submitted or postmarked by November 15th!

To apply or for more information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or email Tonya Garnett, Scholarship Program Manager at garnettt@doyon.com.

Trail Markers is an Upward Bound program through the UAF Interior-Aleutians Campus (I-AC). Their goal is to assist primarily Alaska Native high school students attending Lathrop and Effie Kokrine Charter School in their high school career and help them enter and succeed in college. The foundation for their success is built upon cultural enrichment opportunities.

Who was your mentor? Most people can all think of at least one person who took the time to guide and direct us, to lift us up, or show us the way, to share their experience, lend an ear and answer our questions.

Upward Bound is seeking community members for opportunities to help youth. This can be through one-time, weekly, monthly and/or long term assistance with cultural activities or with their journey to college. Ways to assist: one hour presentations on culture, college, or career related topics; Native craft instruction; storytelling; job shadowing; assisting with workshops, seminars, or field trips related to math, science, Native language, or language arts and composition; volunteer tutors; and snack donations for our after school study hall. Upward Bound is also open to hearing your ideas on what you can offer. A little goes a long way!

For more information, please contact Amelia Ruerup, Program Manager at 474-0958 Ext. 111, email amruerup@alaska.edu or Misti Hopkins, Academic Coordinator at 456-7794 Ext. 17633, email mlhopkins2@alaska.edu. Thank you for your consideration!

Are you interested in obtaining a degree in health services? Check out Pathways into Health at www.pathwaysintohealth.org. Pathways Into Health is a grassroots collaboration of more than 150 individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the health, health care, and health care education of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in this country.

ACLU to Award Students Focused on Alaska Native & Rural Communities

ANCHORAGE, AK, October 14, 2010

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska Foundation (“ACLU”) announces the creation of a scholarship to honor the life and work of Joan Hamilton. Hamilton, a Cup’ik Eskimo from Qissunaq, and an impassioned proponent of Native culture and civil rights, served on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska for close to ten years just prior to her death in 2008.

Joan’s life took her many places, from hospitals as a child due to tuberculosis, boarding school at St. Mary’s Mission and Copper Valley School, to the University of California Los Angeles, where she earned a degree in Anthropology. Joan worked as a licensed practical nurse at hospitals in Alaska and the Lower 48, and supervised a free clinic in Salt Lake City. She became program director for the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention office of Rural CAP in Anchorage, and administrated the Tundra Women’s Coalition. In addition, she was chairman of the board of KYUK, and was the museum curator for the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel.

During all her work and travels, Joan consistently advocated for rural and Alaska Native rights, and was deeply committed to equality for all. While not a lawyer, Joan recognized the role the law could play in bettering the lives of rural and Alaska Native peoples. She mentored lawyers in Bethel and opened her home and fish camp to people who were interested in learning Alaska Native ways and sharing in the wisdom she gained over her lifetime.

The purpose of the Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is to assist and encourage people who are following a law related educational/vocational program with a specific determination to address the needs of Alaska Native and/or rural communities.

Scholarship applications are now available for the 2011-2012 academic year. The first recipient will be formally announced in January of 2011 at the ACLU of Alaska’s annual Liberty Awards Dinner.

For applications and more information about the ACLU of Alaska and Joan Hamilton, visit the ALCU of Alaska website at http://www.akclu.org or call 907-258-0044.

ACLU Fndn.Joan Hamilton Scholarship.2011.Press Release.2010.10.14.pdf

Joan Hamilton Scholarship Application Forms 2011.pdf

CYRANO’S CELEBRATES ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH WITH TWO WORLD PREMIERS AND NATIVE  PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

See flyer below for more information.

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The 11th Annual University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Leadership Conference is happening on Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd!! The theme this year is Positive, Sustainable Change, so there will be multiple opportunities to learn about sustainable change within yourself, within the community and out in the world! Don’t miss it! For more information click here.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

(SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. For more information: http://www.smdep.org/

In 1988, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established the Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) to increase the number of highly qualified medical school applicants from minority groups that were underrepresented in medicine—primarily African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians. MMEP supported six medical schools in offering a free, six-week medical school preparatory program. The Association of American Medical Colleges assumed the role of National Program Office for MMEP in 1993.

Over the years, MMEP’s intensive academic preparation program expanded to 11 campuses. In addition, the program broadened its initial focus on specific minority groups to include students who were from rural areas, economically disadvantaged, and came from groups that have historically received substandard health care regardless of their racial or ethnic background.

In 2003, the program changed its name to the Summer Medical Education Program (SMEP), reflecting the inclusion of students representing a wide range of economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) builds on the lessons learned from those earlier programs. It expanded to include pre-dental students who face challenges similar to those of pre-medical students, and it focuses on students in the first two years of their college education because the experience of previous programs indicates that this is when students derive the most benefit.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences (organic chemistry, physics, biology) and pre-calculus/calculus
  • Career development
  • Learning-skills seminar
  • Limited clinical exposure

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