March 2011

Scholarship Opportunity Announcement

New Opportunity!

Title: Christopher B. Duro Fellowship

Deadline: June 30th, 2011

Website: <> .

The Christopher B. Duro Fellowship is a merit and need based fellowship for Native students pursuing graduate study to help the advancement of Native communities. Students who are chosen to be Duro Fellows will be eligible for up to $25,000 per year, based on need and will be required to perform community service hours with the Southern California Tribal Education Institute and publish a scholarly article. Preference will be given to first-generation Native graduate students.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed!

Contact Information: Christopher B. Duro Fellowship Coordinator – sctei <>

Notification of Awards: August 2011

Scholarship Opportunity Announcement

New Opportunity!

Title: Call for Letters of Intent for 2011 Grants (Native Arts and Cultures Foundation)

Deadline: Friday, April 29.


The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) today announced a call for letters of intent for the Foundation’s 2011 grants. The three categories include: Artist Project Grants; Mobilizing the Community; and the Regional Collaboration Pilot Program. NACF’s grants support the artistic creativity of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian individual artists, programs and organizations.

This year, grants will be awarded in three categories: Support for Individual Artists (2011 Artistic Innovation Initiative); Support for Communities (2011 Mobilizing the Community Initiative); and Support for the Field (2011 Strengthening the Arts and Cultures Infrastructure Initiative).

The Artistic Innovation Initiative will support individual artist projects that engage community members in new ways. Grants up to $10,000 per artist will be awarded.

The Mobilizing the Community Initiative will support networks of artists, with particular consideration given to organizations presenting arts conferences, convening artist gatherings, or supporting master artist-to-artist residencies. Awards will be up to $15,000 per project.

The Strengthening the Arts and Cultures Infrastructure Initiative will focus on organizations providing support for arts and cultural activities. Particular consideration will be given to organizations that do at least one of the following: re-grant; offer professional development opportunities; focus support in a particular field or practice; and/or provide unique opportunities to artists in national arenas. Awards will be up to $40,000 per organization.

Visit website for criteria and guidelines.

Employment Opportunity Announcement

Title: Program Officer – Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” (5 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT)

This position is responsible for assisting with developing and directly administering the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Project for the American Indian College Fund. The Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Project is a development of the American Indian College Fund, working in collaboration with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to support tribal colleges and universities in the provision of high quality early education services. These services include early childhood programs, teacher certification and curriculum development, parent involvement and training, coordination and alignment of community resources and the collection and dissemination of best practices. All services are focused on learning outcomes that prepare American Indian children and other vulnerable children in Native communities for kindergarten entry and later school success.

Please email a letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to: applications.

For a full job description and for details about requirements contact:

American Indian College Fund

Human Resources Department

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Office: (303) 426-8900, ext. 332

Fax: (303) 426-1200

Time Immemorial
by Allison Warden and Jack Dalton
“In the beginning, there was the Light. Then, there was Tulu and Miti. And then . . . history happened.”

Time Immemorial follows two spirits, Tulu and Miti, raven and eagle, as they are born and reborn throughout all of Alaska Native history, from Creation, through pre-contact, arrival of missionaries, the Great Death, boarding school, statehood, ANCSA, oil development/global climate change, and other modern challenges. Written by and starring Alaska Native artists Allison Warden and Jack Dalton, they each play nine different characters, brothers, husband and wife, elder and child, sisters, mother and son, father and daughter, grandmother and grandson. You’ll laugh through your tears, and, we hope, in the end, you’ll see our ancestors as they really were, real human beings doing the best they can.

We humbly ask you to join us for this once in a lifetime experience, one weekend only! We were here in Fairbanks on February 5th for a staged reading, and now we have returned with the full production which includes lights, sound, props and a set! Our tour so far has been received enthusiastically and we are excited to give back to the Fairbanks community. We are returning to Fairbanks, this time with a FULL producion of Time Immemorial at the Empress Theatre through the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre Company on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30PM and on Sunday, April 10th at 1pm. Tickets are available NOW online at Time Immemorial was work-shopped and revised in 2009 at Native Voices at the Autry, in San Diego, and is now a development play at Native Voices, with its first equity production in Los Angeles in 2012. Time Immemorial has already toured Homer and Palmer, and is going to tour Fairbanks, Anchorage, Nome, Valdez and possibly Kotzebue. Don’t miss this chance!

For questions, contact Allison Warden, Uyalunaq Productions, P.O. Box 110522, Anchorage, Alaska 99511, (907) 242-4663.

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Employment Opportunity Announcement

Title: Manager of Annual Giving

Develops, implements, analyzes, and adapts direct response Annual Giving Program, including mail, telephone and electronic outreach to ensure program growth through renewals and acquisitions. Responsible for review and communication to ensure accuracy of gift and donor data related to this program. Coordinate and implement donor acknowledgement process for the direct response Annual Giving Program and Monthly Giving Program.

Please email a letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to: applications.

For a full job description and for details about requirements contact:

American Indian College Fund

Human Resources Department

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Office: (303) 426-8900, ext. 332

Fax: (303) 426-1200

SEARHC hosts summer internship program for Natives

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SITKA —Applications are available for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Summer Internship Program, which provides work experience for Alaska Native/American Indian students pursuing careers in health care.

The program provides opportunities for six Native students — two high school, two bachelor’s degree and two master’s degree/clinical level, allowing for exploration in career options in health care, and the interns receive valuable on-the-job training in their health care career of interest and a minimal hourly stipend. At the end of the program, interns will receive a performance evaluation with valuable feedback from their mentor.

To qualify for this program, students must be enrolled tribal members or descendants as certified through a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB). They must currently be enrolled in high school, college or vocational school and attending full time. And they must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

In order to apply, students must complete a SEARHC Summer Internship Application, a SEARHC job application, provide two letters of recommendation, a copy of the student’s current resume and a copy of the student’s current college transcripts. The application deadline is April 15, and the final selection of interns takes place on April 30. The internship program runs from June 20 through Aug. 15.

Completed applications may be mailed to Romee McAdams at SEARHC, c/o Human Resources Department, 222 Tongass Drive, Sitka, AK 99835. Applications also can be faxed to 966-8404, or scanned and e-mailed to Because space is limited, interested students should apply early. Application packets are available at Southeast Alaska high school offices, through local tribal organizations or by going to .

AISES will be putting on an Native Youth Olympics tournament and inviting Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) and University of Alaska Anchorage Native Student Services students to participate. If you could send this out to your mailing list that would be greatly appreciated. The events are to be determined depending on the interest in each event. We will have a stick for stick pull, a stand and ball for high kicks, and a wrist carry stick. There will be concessions sponsored by AISES, fry bread, and chili for sale.

Anyone that would like to come and view the event is welcome to do so. This will be an excellent way to get the Native community together for some fun. There will be prizes such as Orso’s and Alyeska gift cards and some summer stuff such as a barbecue and a tent and similar items for the first place winner of each event. There will be a total of six events occurring.

For questions or comments contact Arthur S. Stevens (Cen’ayy), Civil Engineering Student, University of Alaska Anchorage at 907)433-9866 or
AISES NYO 2011.docx

Joanne Healy and Philn Patterson will be conducting an orientation to our special education program. New this time is the option of the initial certification, which allows candidates without a general education certificate to pursue a special education certificate. In other words, having a general education certificate is no long a prerequisite. Attached is a flyer concerning the event, which occurs on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30 PM. The orientation will be conducted at the University Park Building in
room 150. The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) School of Education (SOE) would entertain having a distance component (i.e., telephone conference) if there is interest.
Orientation Flier #2.docx

See below for flyers listing fundraising events for the Effie Kokrine Charter School (located in Fairbanks) Native Youth Olympic Team.

The Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA) is hosting a special event in conjunction with the Ray Wise Mala Film Festival. This event will feature excerpts from many different films in Mala’s career, and comments from: Lael Morgan, the author of the new Mala biography, “Eskimo Star”; Ted Mala, Jr., grandson of Ray Mala; anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan, author of “Freeze Frame: Alaska Eskimos in the Movies”; and Bob Huntsman, who has been working on identifying the uncredited Alaska Natives who appear in the Mala film, “Eskimo” (1933). Note that the names Mr. Huntsman has collected to-date are included below.

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
Admission is free.

Copies of Lael Morgan’s new biography of Ray Wise Mala, “Eskimo Star,” will be available for purchase, in addition to a limited number of Ann Fienup-Riordan’s out-of-print “Freeze Frame: Alaska Eskimos in the Movies,” and DVD sets of the 1936 Republic Pictures serial, “Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island,” starring Ray Mala.

For more information, please contact AMIPA at 907.786.4980 r e-mail AMIPA archivist Kevin Tripp at

Mr. Bob Huntsman’s partial list of names of uncredited Alaska Natives appearing in “Eskimo” (1933):

David Ayakana


Phillip Nanooruk



Florence Kiminock (Yavik)

Mary Sahkaunah Nanooruk


Carl Oxereok

Gerald Oxereok

John Oxereok

Ebulik Rock

Louis Tananuk

Alma Tungwenuk

Johnathan Unalook

The Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association is a 501(c)(3) non- profit dedicated to media preservation and education to ensure long-term access to Alaska’s moving image heritage.

The Effie Kokrine Charter School (EKCS) team, sixteen total members, are short funding for the State Competition and are trying to raise funds to send our students for the first time ever to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention to compete in Ag Mechanics, Public Speaking, Envirothon and much more!!!

EKCS FFA chapter is part of a premier leadership program. Students will be traveling to to the Seward Sea Life Center to get a first hand look at Marine Veterinary Science followed by five days of exploration, career development workshops and leadership programs! EKCS students will make new friends, see new places and explore their Infinite potential!

For more information, contact Amelia M. Ruerup, Student Services Outreach Coordinator, Interior Aleutians and Chukchi Campus, Phone: (907) 474-6764, or Email:

EKCS FFA Spaghetti Feed.pdf

An amazing job opening up at the University of Alaska Anchorage right now. UAA is looking for someone with a little experience and a lot of potential, who is looking to learn and grow. This position will work with the Senior Development Officer building financial and community support for some of UAA’s most dynamic programs. This position has excellent salary and benefits along with a strong work-family balance which is nearly unparalleled in the fundraising work.

The position announcement is attached and within it is a link to the UA Human Resource listing. For more information contact Ivy Spohnholz, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, University of Alaska Anchorage, University Advancement, 3211 Providence Drive, ADM 236, Anchorage, AK, 99508, 907.786.1944, or Toll Free: 877.482.2238.

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Are you a UAF or UAA nursing student?   You may be eligible to receive $250 per month!   Apply now for the Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) stipend program.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Robin l. Frank, Student Success Advisor, UAF Community and Technical College, 604 Barnette Street,, phone (907) 455-2871 or toll-free (877) 882-8827.

rrann flyer.pptx

The Doyon Foundation is moving from our current location at 714 4th Ave., Suite 302B in Fairbanks to a new office at the Doyon Industrial Facility. Our new address will be 601 Bidwell, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

We will be closed Tuesday, March 29 – Thursday, March 31 for the move, and will reopen on Friday, April 1 in our new location. Stop by and see us!

At this point, we expect that all contact information, including phone, fax and e-mail, will remain the same.

Have questions? Please visit, or, or contact us 907.459.2048 or

The fall 2011 scholarship application deadline for Doyon Foundation students is fast approaching! April 15 is the deadline to submit applications for basic scholarships for the fall 2011 semester and for competitive scholarships for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. Students have nineteen more days to apply!

Attention returning students who received a spring semester award, you must turn in proof you pre-ordered your official transcripts showing final spring grades by the 4.15.11 deadline. New students must submit current official transcripts, whether or not the semester is complete.

Please note, all competitive application must be submitted online at For a complete guide on the competitive application process please visit the following link:

Remember, per Doyon Foundation guidelines, it is the students’ responsibility to call the foundation office BEFORE each deadline to ensure all application materials are received.

For more information, see Doyon Foundation’s scholarship application guidelines at garnettt or 907.459.2049.

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