December 2011

April 2011

Hek’edee’onh = It’s sunny.
Koyukon Athabascan

Thank you to Foundation board secretary/treasurer Lorraine David for providing this translation.

May 2011

Neshyee = Plant or flower coming up through the ground
Upper Tanana – Northway dialect

Thank you to Polly Hyslop for providing this translation.

June 2011

Nee Ts’ee Neeyh = We all give or help
Athabascan Koyukon

July 2011

Gaal tsoo’neelaagh de hoolaanh = The time to try to catch king salmon
Central Koyukon Athabascan

Thank you to Foundation board secretary/treasurer Lorraine David for providing this translation.

August 2011

Geege = Blueberries


Thank you to Foundation board secretary/treasurer Lorraine David for providing this translation.

September 2011


  • Dendîig (Upper Tanana)
  • Deneege (Koyukon)
  • Dinjik (Gwich’in)

Thank you to Doris Miller, Lorraine David and Allan Hayton for providing these translations.

October 2011

Ełyoł = It is snowing.


Thank you to Lorraine David for providing this translation.

November 2011

Hoozoonh ts’e k’ets’ehonh = We eat good.


Thank you to Lorraine David for providing this translation.

December 2011

Denaahuto’ bednaa’ hoolanh = Jesus was born.


Thank you to Lorraine David for providing this month’s translation.

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Scholarship, Fellowship & Grants Opportunities

IV. Internship Opportunities

V. Call for Papers

VI. Conferences

VII. Powwows

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Doyon Foundation will close on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 12:00pm. The office will re-open Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Happy Holidays!

Doyon Foundation is seeking a dynamic Scholarship Program Manager for a fast paced and energetic work environment. The position description can be found at For questions, contact Doris Miller, Executive Director, at 907.459.2050 or

Apprenticeship Opportunity: The Alaska Teamster Employer Service Training Trust Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee will accept apprenticeship Applications from January 18, 2012 through January 31, 2012. Applications are available beginning 12/19/11 on the website at, in person at the Anchorage & Fairbanks Training Centers or by mail by calling Cheri Lipps, Apprenticeship Coordinator at 907-751-9785.

Doyon, Limited is now recruiting for the following internship positions for summer 2012:

Shareholder Relations Intern

Shareholder Records Intern

Communications Intern

Finance Intern

Accounting Intern

IT Intern

Legal Intern

Skills Interns will obtain include but not limited to: the opportunity to gain experience in the workforce, networking, and knowledge of their Native Corporation.

For more information or to apply visit the Doyon, Limited website at:

New Doyon Leadership Training Program

Doyon is excited to announce the opening of recruitment for Doyon Leadership Training (DLT), a 10-month, intensive leadership program. DLT is open to all Doyon shareholders and Doyon Family of Companies employees, and the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5 p.m. Visit the website to learn more about the program or to apply.

Doyon Foundation scholar Audrey George has a bright future in law enforcement. She was one of 15 students who graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College Law Enforcement Academy in November 2011.

Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient Audrey George graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College Law Enforcement Academy in mid-November. Pictured with George (center) at the graduation ceremony are Scott Jones, Doyon Universal Services director of training and background investigation (left), and Tonya Garnett, Doyon Foundation scholarship program manager (right).

Originally from Nulato, Audrey is the daughter of Joyce George and the late Victor George, Jr. She is the granddaughter of the late Fred Stickman, Jr. and the late Christine Demoski, and Victor George, Sr. and the late Gertrude George.

Audrey decided to attend the academy because “I wanted to work for Doyon Security either on the pipeline or on the North Slope.” She got her wish. Upon her successful completion of the academy, Audrey was offered a position as a Doyon Universal Security officer at the ConocoPhillips Kuparuk site, where she is currently working.

The 13-week academy is offered twice a year and provides students with basic police training for Interior and rural municipalities in preparation for the Alaska Police Standards Certification.  Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment with any of the approximately 21 state enforcement agencies or 43 municipal police departments within Alaska.

Audrey encourages students who are interested in attending the academy to “stay focused, study hard and don’t ever give up.”

Audrey was the Doyon Foundation’s fall 2011 Law Enforcement Academy scholarship recipient. The funds are provided by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Alaska Native Program. A $7,500 scholarship will be available for the spring 2012 Law Enforcement Academy. For more information, contact the Doyon Foundation at 907-459-2048 or

Do you know a great teen or youth group who is involved in positive activities or giving back to his or her community? Please take a few minutes to nominate them for recognition from Spirit of Youth.

Each young person who is nominated receives a congratulations packet with keepsakes from Sprit of Youth and is publically recognized. They are also eligible to be selected for one of the 22 Spirit of Youth Awards which include a $500 scholarship. Nominees are recognized all year long through Spirit of Youth stories aired on most Alaska public radio stations.

The application is simple and can be completed on our Web site at Nom inations in any of the 11 categories can be submitted for teens (or teen groups) ages 12-19.

Research demonstrates that youth who are recognized for their accomplishments by those around them are better able to build confidence in their future!

Nomination Categories:

● Cultural Activities ● Overcoming Challenges

● Participation in Government or Business ● Technology & Media

● Life saver (crisis response) & Prevention ● Faith-based Service

● Service (to children, peers or community) ● Science and Environmental efforts

● Fine Arts (dance, theater, music, art)

Thanks for supporting young people in your community!


Karen Zeman . Executive Director . Spirit of Youth . 907-272-2875 .

This is a supplemental online program for Alaska Native and American Indian Anchorage School District (ASD) high school students. Project Puqigtut offers English 9 & 10, Algebra I, A & B, World & U.S. History and Alaska Studies. They can loan out laptop computers, provide internet access, study sessions at various high schools and the ASD Ed Center as well as help with transportation needs.

Project Puqigtut can help students get back on-track to graduate, raise their GPA through grade improvement, or get ahead. Apply online at

They are currently recruiting for the Spring 2012 semester. For more information, contact Karen Cooke Phillip aka Cucuaq, Project Puqigtut, Manager, Title VII Indian Education, Anchorage School District, 907-742-4447.
ASD Brochure Revised.doc
Puqigtut Application.pdf

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Space Available for January 2012 Culinary and Maritime Classes
Looking for an excellent career with good pay? AVTEC is accepting applications from individuals interested in enrolling in the Culinary course, Master Mate course and Qualified Member of the Engine Department Oiler course.

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Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Opportunity for Spring 2012!

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity available to all Alaska Native students wishing to attend the Spring 2012 Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. The scholarship is generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. The next academy will be held February 13, 2012 – May 11, 2012 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information on the academy, visit: .

To apply for a scholarship, visit our website at


Please help us spread the word about the We R Native. Who are You? contest sponsored by Project Red Talon, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board – open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13-21 years old. A flier about the contest is attached. Please forward to Native youth in your region, or encourage them to learn more at:

We R Native. Who are You?
Send us a photograph, video, paragraph, drawing, song, or text message that expresses who you are. Tell us about your life, your tribe, your family, your community, your values, your interests and hobbies, or whatever else defines you.

Winning entries will receive: $75 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), $25 (3rd place), and will be showcased on We R Native’s website – coming in early 2012!

The contest is open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13-21 years old.

Send entries to: native Entries are due by Dec 18, 2011. Only Ten Days Left!

Learn more at:

To learn more about weRnative, please:

· Join the text messaging service: Text “NATIVE” to 24587

· Like the Facebook© page:

· Subscribe to the YouTube© Channel:

· Join the email listserve: Text “YouthNews” to 22828, or click here

We R Native – Who Are You – Contest.pdf

RAHI (Rural Alaska Honors Institute) applications are now available!

This is a great opportunity for college-bound rural and Alaska Native high school juniors and seniors to help prepare them for college! It’s a full university credit summer academic program held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Interested high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA overall may apply.

Applications must be received by March 30, 2012!

To download the application visit the website at:

For more information you can email rahi or call toll free at 1-800-478-6886 or local number 907-474-5876.

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