September 2011

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education needs your help to inspire young Alaskans to pursue higher education by volunteering a few hours this fall with the “I Know I Can” program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan.

Volunteers will visit second grade classrooms, read the I Know I Can storybook with students and do a fun activity with the class, where students draw pictures of what they want to be when they grow up onto postcards which will be mailed back to them in 2 years. Total time commitment is 1-1.5 hrs with a brown bag training orientation available Fri. Oct. 28 at 12pm.

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage

Tues., Nov. 8 8:45am-10:00am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 8 10:30am-11:45am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 8 1:30pm-2:45pm Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Wed., Nov. 9 10:30am-11:45am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Wed., Nov. 9 1:45pm-3:00pm Creekside Park Elementary 6 volunteers
Thurs., Nov. 10 9:45am-11:00am Mountain View Elementary 6 volunteers
Fri., Nov. 11 1:45pm-3:00pm Alaska Native Cultural Charter School 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 15 12:45pm-2:15pm Willow Crest Elementary 4 volunteers

“I Know I Can” is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you! Please contact Shelly Morgan at 269-7972 or shelly.morgan to volunteer.

College is possible – please help us continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s children.

Volunteer Shifts F2011 IKIC.pdf

Volunteer Details F2011 IKIC.pdf

Please see the attached agenda for next week’s Impact of ANCSA on Alaska events to be held on the UAF campus. Please contact the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at 474-6528 if you have any questions.

ANCSA Impact Agenda_2011.pdf

· Please spread the word!


· Don’t forget to “Like” the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Facebook page to stay up to date on all the happenings leading up to, during and after the Conference.

FAI Annual Elders & Youth Conference

The Theme for the 2011 Elders and Youth Conference is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Preparing for the Future” and will be held October 17th through 19th at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly 1,500 Elders and youth participants from rural and urban Alaska gather each year at this engaging and unique conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute, and held during the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention week. The core purpose of the Conference is to develop leadership in our Native youth – leadership strengthened with the experience and wisdom of our Native Elders. For many participants (ages 12-18) the conference provides their first opportunity to attend a statewide gathering and to engage in serious dialogue on issues relevant to Alaska Native people. The conference also strives to: – Provide an opportunity for statewide networking, sharing, discussion, and community building. – Inspire pride in cultural identity and heritage. – Strengthen participants’ understanding of topics of interest relevant to the Alaska Native community so they become empowered to share their knowledge with others. – Prepare participants to take action after the conference by continuing the learning and sharing process in their communities. This page offers an opportunity to stay up to date on the latest news about the Conference and Elders and Youth Opportunities Expo – thank you for your support!

Effie Kokrine Charter School’s “Future Farmers of America” (FFA) and “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (STEM) programs are having a fundraiser dinner thisThursday, September 29, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. at the Tribal Hall. The cost is $10/person and $15/couple and the funds raised support their programs and the student national competition and state competition student travel. This year, the national competition is in Indianapolis and it is coming up soon!

Megan Hosken | Intern

Doyon Foundation

615 Bidwell, Suite 101 | Fairbanks| Alaska | 99701

(P) 907.459.2162 | Toll Free: 1.888.478.4755, ext. 2162



“Every Shareholder’s Dream is Realized”

Announcing a BRAND NEW scholarship, the “Online Support A Student Scholarship for Single Parents.” This scholarship is the first of its kind and was created to financially help single parents who are enrolled in a college degree program with an online learning component. The great thing about this scholarship is that the scholarship money, which is $10,000, is for NON-TUITION related living expenses, such as rent, groceries, gas, etc….

This scholarship OPENS on October 1, 2011 and CLOSES on November 1, 2011. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered for the scholarship.

Being a NEW scholarship, there will not be as many applicants as might be found in more well-known scholarships. Also, there are two choices for submitting the application: Online or by mail.

ALL single parent college students should apply for this scholarship! Read the guidelines carefully, “online component” means “participating in an online degree program or a campus-based degree program with a significant online component to it (such as online lectures or quizzes).”

For all the details visit:

Doyon Foundation and the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association are sponsoring at student dinner!

Wednesday – October 5th, 2011

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Doyon, Limited Chief’s Court

Join us for moose soup, native food, door prizes and lots of fun.

Please RSVP to Megan Hosken

hoskenm or 459-2048.

If you need transportation to the dinner, you can also contact

Megan. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

The closing date for the Anchorage Construction Academy is this Friday. If you know of someone who could use some training in the construction trades please share this information! Thanks!

The Anchorage Construction Academy provides basic construction training for adults who are seeking skills that can lead to a good-paying jobs in the construction industry. Attached is the application packet which has a deadline for submission of 4:30pm on Friday, September 30, 2011. Please see the attached packet for more information.

Part of the required information is to complete a WorkKeys Assessment. Don’t wait until the last minute. Call the Muldoon Job Center at 269-6420 or 269-2076 or the Midtown Job Center at 269-0035 or 269-6514 to register for the WorkKeys tests. A copy of your WorkKeys test scores must be turned in with your application packet.

If you have questions regarding the Anchorage Construction Academy, please call (907) 569-4711 or toll free (866) 297-9566 and ask for the Anchorage Construction Academy.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to this ListServe click on this link: Job Fair ListServe and use the drop down menu to either JOIN or LEAVE this list-serve group for employment and training related notices.


This Washington Post article was written by Steve Cohen, co-author of the new book, “Getting In! The Zinch Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Digital Age.”

Click here to read.

The below link is a scholarship information booklet for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email:

Alaska Learning Labs Tutor (Fairbanks)

Alaska Learning Labs, a program of SERRC, is an academic after-school program that works because it’s fun!

They are looking for a Local Service Provider (LSP) to facilitate this dynamic program on a regular basis. Interactive and student-directed program components are provided, along with snacks and prizes for participating students.
• There is very little lesson planning required on the part of the LSP–easy-to-manage resources are provided for you!
• You will be working with a group of 10-15 students, ranging either from k — 2, 3 — 6th grade. We are seeking those who have experience working with this age group and group size in an instructional setting.
• Certified teachers are preferred for this position, but non-certified applicants will be considered. A background check is required for non-certified applicants.

• Up to 4 days per week
• Up to 2 hours per day
• Each session begins immediately after school
• Approximate 3 month commitment, Sept. 27th through Nov. and again in the spring semester.
• Specific dates and times will vary, as they will be coordinated with each school’s administration to fit the needs of the school.

Location: On-site at one of two possible Fairbanks elementary schools. Please contact us for more specific location information.

• Supervise and assist students with self-directed online tutorials in language arts and math
• Facilitate hands-on math and literacy activities at a variety of instructional levels
• Assist students with ordering prizes online, using their earned points
• Gather necessary information and enroll new students in program
• Set learning goals for each student and monitor progress
• Maintain attendance and progress records for up to 10 students on a daily basis
• Communicate regularly with parents, school staff, and Alaska Learning Labs staff
• Coordinate and implement parent involvement event
• Participate in scheduled trainings

To apply for this opportunity, go to
Click on Employment, then click on Apply Now (Online)

· Location: Fairbanks

· Compensation: $30.00 per hour. The LSP receive prep pay in addition to the hourly wage.

· This is a part-time job.

· This is at a non-profit organization.

President Obama has challenged us all to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century.

Are you doing extraordinary things to make a difference for your tribe, village or community? Take the Native American Youth Challenge. We want to hear your stories and a group of exceptional Native youth community leaders will be invited to the White House this fall in conjunction with the activities of Native American heritage month. We will also consider your stories of leadership and service as we feature individuals on the White House website. Tell us your story – everyone has a story to tell and a part to play.


  • You must be aged 13-25
  • Maximum of 250 words
  • All submissions must be received by September 30, 2011
  • Submissions may be about yourself or another leader in your community, however all submissions must be written by people age 25 or younger
  • Any individuals invited to the White House will be responsible for obtaining their own travel and lodging

Your submissions should include a description of the leadership or community activity, the number of people involved or impacted, key examples of success, and barriers or challenges for the leadership efforts and how they were overcome.

Submit stories to:

Fairbanks Adult Program
Dexter learning through hands-on in our carpentry class We offer High-quality, FREE basic construction training for adults 18 and older!No experience required.

If interested, please apply by our deadline:

September 30, 2011

Click HERE for a printable application packet!

Call us at

457-2597 for more information!

Request more information at: fbksadmin


The school year has started for many and we wanted to get the word out about our upcoming programs for 2012. This coming year, we are proud to offer two College Horizons programs and one Graduate Horizons program during the summer of 2012. Attached is a short flyer which is also included below announcing the dates of our programs and some brief information about each. Please consider forwarding and/or printing this information to pass along to your students, family or friends who may be interested in applying to this year’s programs. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about these fantastic opportunities for Native students. And while you’re at it, please feel free to check out our newly revised website: ! Please contact us if you have any questions, as always we are always happy to respond to your inquiries.

2012 Workshops:
College Horizons at Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) – June 10-15, 2012
College Horizons at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) – June 24-29, 2012
Graduate Horizons at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) – June 23-26, 2012

Some brief information about each of our programs:

College Horizons: College Horizons is a college admissions program for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students and is open to current sophomores and juniors. At each program, students work with college counselors and college admission officers in a six-day college admissions workshop while students get a short preview of dorm life and living in a college environment. The program brings over 40 partner colleges and 100 Native students to each college campus to receive expert college advising and counseling straight from the experts. To date, over 2,000 Native students have utilized the program on their pathway to college.

Graduate Horizons: In its 8th year, Graduate Horizons is a four-day graduate admissions workshop for Native American college students, college graduates and master’s students who are preparing to apply for graduate school (master’s Ph.D. or professional school). Graduate Horizons is now a program held once every two years – this year, we will be hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Faculty, admissions officers and deans from a selection of 40 graduate and professional schools – representing hundreds of graduate disciplines work will help students to figure out which programs are suitable for them and how to complete winning applications. We are equipped to help students in all disciplines and fields including law, business, education, public policy, medicine/health sciences, STEM, arts & sciences and more.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word – College Pride, Native Pride!

The College Horizons Team


Doyon Foundation is seeking candidates for its board of directors. One seat, open to any Doyon, Limited shareholder, will be up for election this November. The term is for three years, expiring in 2014. The election will take place at Doyon Foundation’s annual membership meeting in November. For more information on how to apply, go to

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was passed in 1971. A series of public lectures commemorating the 40 years is being coordinated by the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development (DANSRD) in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor, College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD), and Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI).

For more information follow the blog at

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