November 2011

Get useful tips on college and training centers in Alaska with the ALL NEW Going to College in Alaska online magazine at

Applications for the 2012 Daaga’ Awards are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 13, 2012. Since the awards were started in 1990, Doyon has awarded more than $160,000 to individuals and organizations whose focus is on the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. Awards of up to $3,000 are granted per funding period. Visit to download the application or learn more about the awards and application guidelines.

Hello! This is an important event. Please forward to every Native Emerging Leader you know. See the Demographic Description below so you know who to forward this invitation to. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

INVITE-Native Emerging Leaders Forum on December_18_2011.pdf

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation‘s Seward Windsong Lodge is currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Manager ( This is a regular, full-time position that will be shared between Seward Windsong Lodge and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Housing will be available at both lodges.

For a list of all positions CATC is currently recruiting for, please visit their website: For employment related questions, please contactCIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, 2525 C Street, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK 99503, Lodging division phone: 800-400-7275, Marine division phone: 877-777-4081, Fax: 907-263-5508, Web:

CITC Tribal Scholarship & Grant Program is accepting applications for the Spring Semester!!

The deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

Spring Applications

1. Tribal Higher Education (THE) Scholarship

2. Alyeska Match (AM) Scholarship

3. Alyeska Match / Tribal Higher Education Scholarship


The above scholarships are for those who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.

If your seeking a short-term certificate or vocational training for job enhancement and/or to secure employment, then apply for the Tribal Training Grant Application.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be processed as soon as possible. Both new and current students satisfying the requirements are welcome to apply. Please review the scholarships to determine your eligibility and appropriate scholarship to apply for. Print out the application packet, fill out the application form, and return the application with required documents. Return the completed application package to CITC Scholarship & Grant Department with all necessary documents available. Make sure that you have followed the required documents checklist closely.

Scholarship applications can be scanned to email, or faxed to Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC), ETSD Department, 3rd Floor, CITC Scholarship & Grant Department, 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, Fax: 907.793.3589, or scanned to email:

Please visit the CITC Website at

Summer Leadership Institute set for May 29 – June 4, 2012. What is the Summer Leadership Course? The UAF Summer Leadership course is a one-week summer experience designed to develop leadership skills for students finishing grades 9-12. The curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, motivating others, civic responsibility, integrity, public speaking, changing behaviors, and goal setting.

Students live on campus, enjoy the academic and social atmosphere and get a taste of college life.

For Whom? Students finishing grades 9th-12th

When? Scheduled for May 29 -June 4, 2012

Where? University of Alaska Fairbanks campus

Cost? $425 includes tuition, fees, room and board, class materials

Academic credit: 2 college credits upon successful completion of the course

Application Deadline: April 10 (Preference given to those who apply by March 15)

For more information, click here.

NFPC will hold a meeting & open mic night on Tuesday November 29th at 6 P.M. at the Rural Student Services Gathering Room @ UAF (Brooks Building Main Floor). See below flyer for details.

Open mic night nov 29.pdf


Special Announcement: The Harvard University Native American Program along with the Harvard University Graduate/Professional Schools will host the Graduate Horizons 2012 pre-graduate workshop June 16-19, 2012. GH is a four-day graduate admissions workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students, college graduates, and master’s students who are preparing to apply for graduate school or professional school.

Graduate Horizons & College Horizons 2012

Summer Pre-College & Pre-Graduate Workshops for High School, College Students & College Graduates

Graduate Horizons 2012 hosted by Harvard University

Who: College students & College Graduates interested in applying to graduate or professional school in 1-3 years

Deadline: February 6, 2012 (only 1 deadline to apply)

Workshop Dates: June 16-19, 2012 (Sat-Tues)

Applications Available on Website:

Financial Aid Available for travel assistance. Fee to attend is $225 – includes meals, lodging, linen, program materials for 4 days.

Contact:Carmen Lopez, Executive Director,

GH 2012 – Get Help Applying to Graduate School or Professional School!

Interested in law school, business school, graduate education programs, medical school, graduate public health programs, graduate programs in the arts/humanities, social sciences, fine arts, STEM areas, or graduate public policy programs? Interested in a doctoral program or a joint-degree program? Need help getting organized or fine-tuning your application to graduate school?

GH partners with 45 universities to allow admissions officers, professors, senior administrative staff, and professionals to mentor and advise students on the admissions process, professional/career development, and the various fields of study, research, and graduate programs available.

Participants will:

· select suitable graduate degree/professional schools to research/apply to

· receive tips/strategies on the admissions process, statement of purpose/personal statement/writing samples

· receive test-taking strategies/resources on the GMAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT/DMAT

· learn how to prepare for and receive strong letters of recommendations (academic, personal, professional)

· understand the financial aid process and how to finance a graduate education

· hear from current Native graduate students on the challenges and strategies to being resilient and successful in graduate programs

· attend a Graduate Fair & informational sessions

· network with 100 other Native students/professionals.

Below are links to the USAjobs vacany announcements for the combined 40 fisheries technician jobs that the Fairbanks, Kenai and Anchorage Fisheries offices are looking to fill for this coming summer season. The announcement closes on December 2nd.

Biological Science Technician, GS-0404-4/5 and Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) GS-0404-6/7,



If for some reason the link doesn’t work, applicants can find the announcement by going to and search by series, title, agency, etc.

Doyon Foundation will be closing early Wednesday, November 23rd at noon for Thanksgiving weekend. We will resume regular hours Monday, November 28th. Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend everyone!

The Alaska Triathlon Club is excited to offer two $500 scholarships to eligible club members. The Application period ends December 31st. Some parts will require information students need from their school which will need to be requested before the Christmas break.

Applicants will need to be juniors or seniors in high school or currently attending college and no older than 20 years of age by the end of this year, have at least two years of involvement in triathlons, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible.

Application forms can be found on the club website ( Click on the “Community” tab and follow the links to the application.

If you have any questions contact Jason Lamoreaux at

UAA Native Student Services invites you to join them this Friday for their Giving Thanks potluck. The potluck starts at 4pm which will be followed by Native storytelling at 7pm. There will be delicious food, dancing and more. Please see the flyer below for additional information.

The next Natives for Positive Change Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm in the RSS Gathering Room, 200 Brooks Building, UAF campus. The topic will focus on Natural Resources in relation to our regions with Senator Albert Kookesh as our honored guest speaker.

Natives for Positive Change is a Fairbanks/Rural Alaskan wide forum with a focus on the following:

Three priorities:

  • Educate Natives and non-natives on policy and governance relative to the Alaska Native people.
  • Create a forum where Natives and non-natives may discuss and share current and existing issues impacting the Alaska Native (and/or Rural) communities.
  • Introduce opportunities available to those interested in furthering their leadership role throughout Indigenous communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

2011/2012 Goals:

  • Start an Alaska Native Oratory Society at UAF. Students will compete in four speaking categories: Oratory, Native Languages, Storytelling, and Commemorative Narration. This will be open to high school students as well.
  • Work with Rural Student Services to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
  • Provide a forum where Alaska Natives or anyone interested may discuss Alaska Native issues involving, but not limited to:
  • Politics
  • Tribal, Regional, State, National, and Global
  • Social Science
  • Culture
  • Natural Resources

For those unable to attend in person; the call in number will be 1-800-893-8850, participation code: 2969840.See the below attachment listing future meeting dates/time.

Please feel free to email Barbara Blake, Technical Assistant, Intertribal Agriculture Council, USDA Technical Assistance Centers, 907-888-9166, or with any questions/comments.

NPC meeting dates.docx

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November 2011 e-Newsletter
AVTEC Partners with King Career Center
A new school/business partnership between AVTEC and the Anchorage School District’s King Career Center allows certifications earned by KCC students to count towards the classroom portion of a first year of apprenticeship saving the students $460 in tuition and fees.

Click here to read article

Each year the Udall Foundation offers American Indian and Alaska Native students two great opportunities:

1. Udall Scholarship

2. Native American Congressional Internship

Please see the attached flyer and their website to learn more about these programs. The University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty representative is Dr. Chandra Meek, Political Science department of UAF, PH: (907)474-5115, Email: clmeek

The Udall Foundation will award 80 scholarships in 2012 to current sophomore and junior college students pursuing careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Scholarship Benefits:

· Up to $5,000 for educational expenses

· A chance to meet other student leaders from around the country at the Udall Scholar Orientation

· Access to an active and growing network of alumni ready and willing to help with the post-undergrad transition

If you are in the Fairbanks area, join us to learn more about this amazing opportunity!

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

Udall Scholarship Info Session:
November 17 @ 1-2PM
Wood Center conference room E/F

For more information about the Udall Scholarship or for the Udall Native American Congressional Internship visit

UDALL Scholarships & Internships 2011.pdf

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