November 2010

Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Opportunity!

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity available to all Alaska Native students wishing to attend the Spring 2011 Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College (formerly Tanana Valley Campus). The scholarship is generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. The next academy will be held February 14 – May 13, 2011 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information on the academy, visit:

To apply for a scholarship, download and complete the application located at All applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, January 7, 2011. For more information, contact Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2048, 1-800-478-4755 or email

The Marketing and PR Manager is a new position at Camp Fire that is full of potential for someone who loves being creative – especially with social marketing and multi-media communications.

For more information, contact Jo Lamson, Marketing and Annual Giving Manager, Camp Fire USA Alaska Council, 161 Klevin Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99508, or (907) 257-8820.

Marketing and Public Relations Manager.pdf

The Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. Applications are due January 28, 2011.

The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, $42/day for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities.

• Download an application in word or PDF from website;

• Review Advice for the Application and overview of the Selection Process for insight into how to craft the best possible application;

• View a rating form here to see the criteria used to evaluate applications;

• Wondering if the internship program is right for you? Ask one of our alumni. They’ll be happy to share their experience of the program with you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Chia Halpern, Internship Program Manager, The Udall Foundation, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701, ph. 520.342.6566. fax 520.901.8570, or email if you have questions about the program or the application.

The application to attend the 2011 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), hosted by President Clinton, is now available online, click here to apply now! CGI U 2011 will take place at the University of California, San Diego from April 1-3, 2011. Applying and attending are free, and the travel assistance application is available to those who apply before the early decision deadline.

CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or around the world.

The early decision deadline is November 30, 2010. The final decision deadline is February 7, 2011.

Students will be admitted on a rolling basis. Space at CGI U 2011 will likely be filled after the early decision deadline, so we encourage you to apply early! Limited travel and/or lodging assistance will be available to those who qualify.

CGI U is proof that young people have the power to make a significant impact by confronting some of the world’s most urgent challenges.

A GS-13 Native Liaison position is available at the Alaska Regional Directorate.  See and search for the posting DEU AKRO42199DEKD. The position description is listed below.

For more information contact Ted Birkedal, Team Manager, Cultural Resources Team, Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, or Phone: (907) 644-3456.

Alaska Native Affairs Liaison-NPS.pdf

Indian Affairs Economist Job Opening

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs is looking for an economist to serve the needs of Indian Affairs.

The position, located in Washington, DC, will be responsible for the formulation, planning and direction of projects using economic and statistical methodology to evaluate economic initiatives throughout Indian Country.
Minimum requirements for this position include a 4-year degree in Economics or a combination of education and experience.

Further details and an online application can be found at:

Hurry! This job announcement closes soon.  For more information, you may contact Human Resources at (703)390-6420.

Public Policy Fellowship Application Due Date: NOVEMBER 30, 2010

First Alaskans Institute is pleased to announce its 2011 Public Policy Fellowship to place approximately two to four Alaska Native, American Indian or rural Alaskans in Juneau during the 2011 Legislative session.

The First Alaskan Institute was founded by the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) in 1989 as the AFN Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. In 2000, the foundation became independent of AFN and was renamed the First Alaskans Institute. It is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of current and past presidents and chairs of the Alaska Federation of Natives.

This paid fellowship is 16 weeks in length, from January 10th to April 17th. The fellowship will begin with a one week intensive orientation. Fellows will be expected to work five days a week at the placement office with the exception of the scheduled leadership training sessions and holidays or approved days off. All fellows will be provided with housing, a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and an hourly wage.

The goal of the legislative fellowship is that emerging Native leaders will be familiar with the legislative process; will understand their own histories; will learn and use the skill of past, present and future leadership; and will know the emerging issues that confront Alaska Natives and the State of Alaska. Participants will have a real work experience that will give them hands-on experience working with the legislative and political process.

Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled in school. The application is attached. For more information call 907-677-1700 or visit

2011 Public Policy Fellowship Application.docx

legislative flyer.pdf

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