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

Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska is currently seeking a motivated; detail oriented and organized Administrative Assistant. The position is located in Anchorage, Alaska and is a temporary full-time position until December 31, 2011 but may continue thereafter based on available funding. Hourly rate will be D.O.E. and funds available. We will consider a flexible schedule for full time college students.

Please submit resume AND cover letter. Please fax to 907-274-3861 or e-mail to icc. Or you can drop it off at the ICC-Alaska office at 3000 C Street Suite N201, Anchorage, AK. The closing date for recruitment is November 26, 2010 at 5 p.m.

Go to for a full job description.

The College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment as Director of the Alaska Native Studies program (AKNS), beginning August, 2011. Rank at the assistant, associate, or full professor level will be considered, depending on experience and qualifications.

See document listed below for more information.

AD for The Alaska Native Studies Program.doc

The Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Program will hold three workshops this month and next on traditional techniques of Caribou Hair Tufting, beadwork, and porcupine quill work. The workshops will take place at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center on November 20-21, 2010, 8am-5pm, November 27-28, 2010, 8am-5pm and December 4-5, 2010, 8am-5pm.

According to TCC Cultural Program Director Dixie Alexander, each class will allow participants to work on different items such as moose skin bags, sewing bags, coin purses, and sun catchers. Participants may also take their own sewing items that they need help making.

There is a $150.00 materials fee per class. Class space is limited. The materials list includes moose skin, deer skin, glass seed beads, felt, yarn, quills, dyed caribou hair, rings, faceted beads, crow beads, feathers, dentallium shells, needles, thread, and sinew.

For more information please contact Dixie Alexander at or at 459-3740.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. and Coho Cup will be opening The Alaska Coffee and Barista Academy. This specialty coffee and Barista academy will offer a 5 day, 40 hour curriculum. The goal is to provide the best training to our people to help achieve employment in this vibrant sector of the Alaska economy. They are bringing some of the best people in specialty coffee in as guest instructors and promise the most in depth course of instruction in the state of Alaska. They will feature classroom and hands on instruction in every area of the business to include basic business plans, shot preparation, latte art, customer service and much more. The academy in the new Qech’henu Building.

Please feel free to contact Wes Kerlin, Coho Cup Manager, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Office: 907-793-3119, Cell: 907-351-8910, or, if you have any questions.

CONTACT: Kelly Bender, General Manager, Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises 907-529-0235 or

Anchorage, AK: Alaska Native owned and operated CIRI Alaska Tourism (CATC) is currently accepting applications for jobs for the 2011 summer season. Fun and challenging positions are available at all properties, including Alaska Heritage Tours (in Anchorage), Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge (on Fox Island near Seward), Kenai Fjords Tours (in Seward) and Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises (in Whittier).

You may be thinking, “It’s not even Christmas, not time to think about summer work.” But this is exactly the time to be, not only thinking about, but applying for those jobs. Stephanie Stanley, HR manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, explains that January and February is when the managers are focusing on recruiting, interviewing and hiring. “We plan to have most of the positions filled by the first of March,” explains Stanley.

The season begins in May at each of the properties, and many of the jobs begin in mid-April and last through mid-to-late September. There are a variety of positions available, from entry level to supervisory positions, and housing is available for employees at the properties located outside Anchorage.

CATC was chosen as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work in Alaska in 2008. CIRI Shareholders and descendants are strongly encouraged to apply. Apply online at  For additional information on marine division job opportunities, call 1-877-777-4081. For information on lodging division job opportunities, call 1-800-400-7275.

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is a Minority Business Enterprise, MBE#05638.


ANCSA@40 to hold a panel discussion on Nov. 16 in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (Nov.15,2010)—Discussion about the days leading up to the passing of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be featured during a panel discussion starting at 7 p.m. at the Wilda Marston Auditorium in the Loussac Library complex.

The panel will discuss the role of Howard Rock and the Tundra Times newspaper in communicating and acting as a conduit for statewide Alaska Native consensus on land claims issues.

Featured panelists discussing this era include, Emil Notti, Willie Hensley, Tommy Richards, Judy Brady, and Tim Bradner. The panel will be moderated by UAA Native Student Services Director Willy Templeton.

“The hope is that we will honor people who were instrumental in getting ANCSA passed but have never been recognized,” said Irene Rowan a former educator, political activist and village corporation president of Klukwan Inc.

A special recognition of Don Wright, 1971 Alaska Federation of Natives president for his accomplishments leading up to the passing of ANCSA will be featured by Alaska Native leaders Willie Hensley and Roy Huhndorf.

A similar panel was held in Fairbanks on Sept. 17 that was featured as part of the Alaska Museum and Alaska Historical Society’s annual convention.

This panel discussion is promoted and organized by ANCSA@40 a volunteer non-profit group that is celebrating the passing of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. ANCSA@40 hopes to provide similar panels statewide in hopes of gathering letters, notes, photographs, film and video of the days leading up to the act for educational and historic purposes.

This event is sponsored in part by the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Eyak Corporation, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Tyonek Native Corporation, University of Alaska Native Student Services and the Anchorage Public Library.

For more information contact: Irene Rowan at: 907-272-6192, or at Or on Facebook at:

“We are more than a scholarship program. We believe in our students. We believe in their success. We want to be able to assist in any way we can in their successes.”

Tonya Garnett, Doyon Foundation’s new scholarship program manager, visited Rural Student Services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to assist students in applying for Foundation scholarships as part of the Foundation’s student outreach efforts.

These thoughts are the driving force behind the Doyon Foundation’s student outreach efforts, according to Tonya Garnett, the Foundation’s new scholarship program manager.

Since Garnett accepted the position in September, the Foundation has been able to expand its student outreach efforts. For example, Garnett was part of presentations on the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) program to West Valley and Lathrop High School students, as well as staff at Effie Kokrine Charter School, in October. Garnett, herself a past GMS recipient, is scheduled to return to Effie Kokrine to speak with students about GMS, as well as Doyon Foundation scholarship offerings.

In November, Foundation staff visited Rural Student Services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Native Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), where they provided scholarship information and assisted students in applying for Foundation scholarships online. November 15 is the deadline for students to apply for scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.

Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation’s executive director, at Native Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).

In the past, the Foundation has also been present at Doyon, Limited’s shareholder outreach fair, the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, UAF’s Natural Resource Career Fair, and the career fair at Hutchinson High School. Going forward, the Foundation will continue to seek out opportunities to reach out to students by participating in high school college fairs, visiting rural schools throughout the region and meeting with students at UAF and UAA.

Garnett visits with a student at Native Student Services at UAA in November.

“We know there are students attending school that are unaware of what we have to offer and we would like to reach those students,” Garnett said. “We, the Foundation, are here to help our students succeed in their educational endeavors.”

The Alaska Native Justice Center is recruiting for a President/CEO. Full details/job description can be found at or call 907-793-3550. Fax cover letter and resume to 907-793-3570.

POSITION SUMMARY: President/CEO is the Chief Administrative Officer of Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc. and is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all organizational activities under the supervisory control of the Board of Directors. The employee is responsible for development of effective working relationships with appointed, elected, administrative, and program officials to ensure cooperation and efficient operation of organization. Work requires the exercise of mature judgment and the application of sound management techniques and practices in a wide variety of administrative and related areas. Work is performed within a wide latitude for independent judgment and action. Performance is reviewed by the Board of Directors through conferences and reports, for the effective and efficient administration of the Alaska Native Justice Center. The Board of Directors will conduct an annual review and evaluation of the President/CEO at the time of his or her anniversary date.


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