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

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