August 2011

From ANE June 2011 Newsletter: I am so delighted to introduce myself to the community. My name is Yatibaey Evans. I am the daughter of Donna Galbreath and Jeffery Mann and the granddaughter of Molly and Donald Galbreath. I was born in Fairbanks, and grew up there the majority of my life. However, my family and I are from the village of Mentasta. After graduating from West Valley I attended the University of Oregon. This was the stepping stone of my higher education. I now have an Associates from Pierce College, a Bachelors from University of Washington, and a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University. I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband, and three incredible sons that have supported me along my journey. While in the Lower 48, one of the most amazing things I’ve been able to do is share my Ahtna culture with hundreds of children, broadening their knowledge of Alaskan Natives and American Indians It is such an honor to now be the Alaskan Native Education Coordinator. I plan to do my best to serve our community with excellence and integrity.


A Deg Xinag (Holy Cross, Anvik, Grayling, Shageluk) Language class instructed by Alice Taff along with community members/elders – Edna Deacon, James Dementi and others as available is currently being offered. This class is sponsored by the Iditarod Area School District. There will also be a videoconference site at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The UAF Alaska Native Language Center is working to get the course on the fall schedule and the draft syllabus is attached. For questions, contact Beth Leonard at


Program Coordinator I

Fairbanks Position with Health & Social Services

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is hiring a Program Coordinator I that will work as a rural specialist. This position is part of a team of program coordinators responsible for planning, development, and implementation of programs and statewide resources.

This position will work closely with DJJ staff, tribal councils, elders, native entities, education staff, and other members of rural communities to increase communication and relationships in order to more effectively transition youth back to their home community following treatment in a DJJ secure facility or other residential facility. The position will work with rural communities to identify and expand the unique resources of identified communities in an effort to support prevention and intervention programs/activities that may keep youth from entering the juvenile justice system.

For more information visit website:

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 2011-2012 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The program in Alaska is open to qualified high school juniors and seniors elected or appointed to currently serve as a representative in student government, or as a student representative to a civic or educational organization.

Two Alaska high school students will have an opportunity to receive an all expense paid trip to visit our nation’s capital to observe the federal government in action. The two students will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship as part of the 50th United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

The principal of each participating school is requested to select no more than one candidate for statewide competition. The application is available at the EED website at http:\\ In the “Section” box use the drop down menu and select “Scholarships.” You may also be interested in visiting the USSYP website at

For information contact: Shari Paul, Program Coordinator, (907) 465-6535,

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District invites you and your family to the Alaska Native Education/Johnson O’Malley Elections Potluck

When: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Where: Ryan Middle School Multipurpose Room
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Please bring a dish to share in a disposable container with disposable utensils.

Last names that begin with A-I can bring salads

Names with J-R can bring an entrée

Names with S-Z can bring a dessert

A nomination form is also attached. For further information call 452-2000 ex t. 468.

ANE-JOM Nomination Form.docx

Basic Flyer.doc

Potluck sept flier.pdf

Doyon Foundation’s 2011 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic raised a total of $58,600 for scholarships, after expenses. The 11th annual classic, held June 16 – 17 at Chena Bend Golf Course in Fairbanks, drew 112 golfers and 50+ sponsors.

Funds raised benefit the Morris Thompson Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund benefiting higher education students. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 56 Morris Thompson scholarships totaling more than $121,000.

During the classic, an additional $25,000 was also raised for a new competitive scholarship for Doyon Foundation students who are studying health. Health is the number one field of study for Foundation students, as well as a high-demand career field across the state and nation. The fundraising effort was jump-started with a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, and grew with the support of nearly 40 other individuals, organizations and businesses.

The Foundation wishes to thank all of the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic sponsors, including the following top-level sponsors: Doyon Family of Companies (Doyon, Limited, Doyon Drilling, Doyon Universal Services, Doyon Government Group, Doyon Associated, and Doyon Industrial Group), KeyBank, Alaska Airlines, BP, Calista Corporation, CIRI, ConocoPhillips, Peak Oilfield Service Company, Thompson Metal Fab, Inc., Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Flowline Alaska, Inc., and Koniag, Inc. A full list of sponsors is available on the Foundation website.

The Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic was established by Doyon Foundation in honor of the late Morris Thompson, who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000.

The 12th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic will be held Thursday and Friday, June 14 – 15, 2012 in Fairbanks.

For more information, visit or contact 907.459.2048 or

Below is a list of events sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Alaska Native Education Program:

Sept. 1 – Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at 5:30 in room 341 at the School District Building (light refreshments). Come be a part of impacting what ANE does in the schools!

Sept. 15 – Elections Potluck at 5:30 at Ryan Middle School. We will be voting on 3 PAC positions. Any ANE parent of a student in the FNSBSD can fill out the form to nominated themselves. We will have editors available for students who would like help on their essay for President Obama’s challenge for AI and AN youth to submit what they’ve done as a far as leadership in their community. This is open for people ages 13-25 years old.

Oct. 6 – PAC meeting 5:30pm in room 341 at School District Building. (light refreshments)

Oct. 14 – Leadership Discussion at Denakkanaga at 3:30pm (light refreshments). Poetry submissions are due by this date. This is open to middle school and high school students. This is a chance to ask questions about how you can achieve your goals and dreams.

Nov. 2 – Literacy night for K-12 with a POETRY contest for 7-12. Poetry finalists read at the Lit. night. Held at Noel Wein Library from 6pm-7pm. For K-6 we have a guest reader who will be reading a story with Rory, her dog. There will be pizza and juice as well as crafts/coloring going on.

Nov. 3 – PAC meeting 5:30pm in room 341 at School District Building. (light refreshments)

Nov. 17th – Potluck, location is TBD, with more information coming soon.

For more information, contact Yatibaey Evans,ANE Coordinator, at (907) 452-2000 ext.462 or via email at

University of Alaska Fairbanks

ANL 141: Beginning Athabascan Gwich’in


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:15-3:15PM

Tuesday, Thursday 2:00-3:00PM



DATES September 1 –

December 16, 2011


Alaska Native Language Program

University of Alaska Fairbanks


Gwich’in Flyer.pdf


The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will accept 2011-2012 Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) for Alaska Performance Scholarship award consideration through December 15, 2011, contingent upon:

  • funding availability after awards are made to students who applied by the original June 30 deadline; and
  • the applicant having met all other Alaska Performance Scholarship academic eligibility requirements prior to July 2011.

During this time period, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development will continue to process 2011 Eligibility Determination Applications for private school graduates or privately home-schooled graduates of 2011 who met initial eligibility requirements.

Public school graduates of 2011 also may use the 2011 Eligibility Determination Application to submit SAT/ACT scores directly to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development for tests taken June 2011 or earlier that were not received by their public school.

Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School (EKCS) is seeking Alaska Native Language Teachers in Gwich’in and Koyukon languages to teach a class in their high school during the 5th period class, 1:53-2:43 – Monday thru Thursday and 12:40-2:06 on Fridays.

There are people who are fluent in the language but teaching is another challenge. EKCS contacted the UAF Native Language Center and they are willing to put on such a language teacher training if EKCS can find people who are willing to teach the language and culture.

For more information contact Linda M. Evans, Principal, at 474-0958, ext 105 or email

Interior Regional Housing Authority (IRHA)

IRHA is seeking candidates for following full time positions located in Fairbanks, Alaska:

Payroll Specialist

This position is responsible for accurate preparation and processing of payroll for all IRHA employees, processing payrolll tax deposits, and completing all other required payroll reporting.

Program Assistant

This position is responsible for providing assistance to IRHA program applicants, receiving and processing applications, and providing support to the Housing and Planning department staff.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, PERS benefits. Work weeks are based on 37.5 hours, 5 days a week.

For more information visit their website at

Program Assistant.docx

Payroll Specialist.docx

The Alyeska Match Scholarship (AM) offers matching financial assistance to Alaska Natives who are interested in seeking college or vocational training that will enable them to work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).

Only complete applications can be considered, and awards are based on the availability of funds. Students are required to submit a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB/CIB) from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

All programs are offered for eligible students who have demonstrated need, have met the eligibility requirements, and have complete applications as funding is available at the deadline for application submission. Please review the application and eligibility requirements prior to applying. This scholarship is offered as part of Section 29, in the Grant Right of Way (ROW) federal law. This law recognizes that Alaska Native landowners must be compensated for land use and occupancy by the TAPS to fulfill the ROW agreement.

Eligible to apply: Alaska Natives. Additional eligibility: Students must also be receiving other scholarship awards for matching purposes and attend undergraduate education in specific eligible majors (see application for details).

Alyeska Match Scholarship (AM) Deadline: June 1st, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, for fall semester, December 1st, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, for spring semester, visit for the application. For more information, please call: (907) 793-3578 or email: scholarships

Spring 2012 Online Basic Scholarship Application Now Available!!!


The online application for 2012 spring semester basic scholarships are now available online. Applications are due November 15, 2011.  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 2011 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 or contact Tonya Garnett, scholarship program manager, at 907-459-2049 or




Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your first year at college. These are just suggestions; you should adapt this list to suit your own situation. To save packing or shipping, it might make sense to buy some of these items after you arrive.

Covenant House Alaska

Position Description

Title: Director of Finance Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director Status: FT

Department: Administration

Director of Finance.doc

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