January 2012

Employment Opportunity: Native Liaison for the Federal Subsistence Management Program

Deadline to apply: February 3, 3012


Native Liaison Position_USFW.pdf

Alaska Native Education is currently hiring for two Native Youth Olympics coaches positions. Interested parties can apply at the FNSBSD website http://www.k12northstar.org/.  For questions, contact the ANE office 452-2000 Ext. 468 or email vanessa.horace@k12northstar.org

NYO Job Description.pdf

Recruitment for summer 2012 internships at Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is underway. All program information can be found at website: www.apfc.org.

The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) is now accepting applications for their 2012 summer programs.

June features a day program for students in 7th – 12th grades.

· Math in Science

· The Science of Art

· Robotics

· Forensic Anthropology

· Plant Genetics

· Electric Car Construction

July features a residential program for students in 9th – 12th grade. All students live in the dorms and receive one college credit.

· Archaeology

· Biomedicine

· Civil Engineering

· Cool Vibrations

· Denali Geographic

· Engineering Design

· Extreme Photography

· Fiber and Electronics

· Forensics

· Game Design

· Genetics

· Marine Biology

· Not So Simple Machine

· Radical Math

· Robotics – beginning and advanced

· Smart Circuits

· Sounds of Science

· Sustainable Energy

ASRA has 15 full tuition and travel scholarships for rural Alaska students in the July program courtesy of New York Life and has additional financial assistance for both programs. The deadline for applications is February 29, 2012. Please visit their website for more details. http://www.uaf.edu/asra

UAF’s Resilience and Adaptation Program (RAP): Studies in Sustainable Science is accepting applications into the program for the 2012 academic year and they are prepared to offer PhD students who are accepted into the program 2 years of graduate school fellowships ($13,500 per semester, tuition waivers and health insurance) plus summer supplements of $7500 for two summers. In addition, they will offer funding for RAP’s required student-designed internship and office space for at least one year with other RAP students.

Applications can be found at www.uaf.edu/rap. For questions, contact Ellen Weiser, RAP Coordinator, Rm#126, UAF Arctic Health at 907.474.7987 or ellen.weiser@alaska.edu.

The below class needs more participants or it will be dropped from the UAF spring 2011 course schedule! If you are interested in this amazing opportunity to learn an Alaska Native language, sign up at www.uaf.edu as soon as possible.

ANL F142 FE1-Beg Athabascan-Koyukon-5 Credits

Introduction to an Alaska Athabascan language. Class will deal with one of the eleven Athabascan languages spoken in Alaska. Literacy and grammatical analysis for speakers. For non-speakers, a framework for learning to speak, read and write the language.

CRN: 34868-Dates 1.19-5.10.12-Time 5:20pm-6:50pm-Days TR-Building:GRUE-Room 205

The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development has an agreement with the Pacific American Foundation http://www.thepaf.org/ in Hawaii under which we are provided one student scholarship to participate in their annual National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI).

NAPALI is an eight-day hands-on participatory seminar in Hawaii. The following is from their website http://www.thenapali.org/:  “The National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) (formerly the Pacific American Leadership Center) conducted its inaugural class in June 1998 in partnership with the internationally and nationally acclaimed Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont, CA.”

The 2012 session will be July 13-July 20, 2012.

While this takes place in Hawaii, it is not a vacation. You will be expected to participate in all eight days of the program. The group will be traveling around to different locations so it will not be possible for you to bring family members or others with you. If you choose to stay in Hawaii past the eight-day session at your own expense that should not be a problem as long as the airfare does not increase. The requirements are:

1. Be a Spring 2012 Rural Development or Alaska Native Studies BA or MA student in good standing.

2. Be Alaska Native as this is an indigenous program experience.

3. Be able to commit to the time it takes including travel time.

4. Submit a written statement of why you are interested and what you hope to gain from this experience.

5. Upon completing the institute we will require you to submit a paper to our department about your experience and do a presentation at a mutually agreeable time and place (could be at a seminar, class, faculty meeting, or other event).

We have one scholarship only so just one student will be chosen to attend. It can be either a BA or an MA student. Our department will cover roundtrip airfare between Alaska and Hawaii and the NAPALI program will cover your lodging and food expenses during the session.

Our past students have been:

2006 Gwendolyn Edwardsen, Barrow (BA student)

2007 Gail Dabaluz, Juneau (MA student)

2008 Anshia Elbie, South Naknek (MA student)

2009 Crystal Frank, Arctic Village (MA student)

2010 Hannah Loon, Selawik (MA student)

2011 Carrie Sykes, Juneau (BA student)

If you would like some insight on the experience, Crystal Frank and Carrie Sykes are willing to answer your questions. Contact the DANSRD office for their contact information.


If you are interested and available for the full program dates please submit: An essay by email to jodi.baxter stating your availability and your interest, including what you would expect to gain from this experience. The essay should be 1-2 pages in length.

DUE DATE: Friday Feb 3, 2012.

A faculty committee will review the application essays for the selected student as well as one alternate (in the event the selected student has to withdraw prior to July’s institute).

There are less than 3 weeks left to apply to Graduate Horizons. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about the grad school application process from admissions officers from across the country. This summer it’s being hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. For more information go to http://blog.harvardnative.com/2012/01/2012-graduate-horizons-hosted-by.html.

Fairbanks Retired Teachers’ Association will award $9,000 in scholarships to seniors graduating from Fairbanks North Star Borough high schools this year.

The association will accept applications for its own $1,000 scholarship, as well as three $1,000 scholarships funded by the estate of Lois E. Meier, a former teacher and counselor in Fairbanks. The association also sponsors two $2,500 scholarships provided by Donald R. DeWitt, a former mathematics teacher at Lathrop and West Valley high schools.

Applications are available through high school counseling offices and must be postmarked by April 27, 2012. For more information, call 479-2001.

MCHC/RISE-UP, a national consortium of universities, committed to diversifying the public health workforce, is pleased to announce summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

RISE-UP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and is a collaboration of Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, University of South California, and California State University Los Angeles.

Please see the below Fact Sheet for RISE-UP and an application form (due on 2/14/12).

Applications may also be found online at: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/professional-training/professional-training-programs/rise-programs/mchc-rise-up

Interested students may contact Jenese McFadden, Program Coordinator for RISE-UP, with Kennedy Krieger by phone at 443.923.5879 or by email at McFaddenJ@KennedyKrieger.org.

FACT SHEET Revised January 2012.docx


The Alaska Workforce Investment Board is now accepting applications for the Alaska Cast and Crew Advancement Program Grant

Applications are due by February 8 at 4 p.m.

Dear Alaskan,

I am pleased to report that the Alaska Workforce Investment Board is now accepting applications to train Alaskans to work in the film and television industry. As many of you may know, I worked with my colleagues in the Legislature to include $486,000 for Film and Television and Workforce Development in the FY12 Capital Budget that was signed by Governor Parnell.

Last month the Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the Department of Commerce hosted a public meeting and teleconference for film and television industry professionals to weigh in about the best use of these investments in our crew base. There was an excellent turnout and great input from a diverse group of industry representatives. An audio file of the testimony is available here.

The 2012 Alaska Crew and Cast Advancement Program will fund career and technical education projects focused on the demands of the growing Alaska film and television industry. Funds may also be available for individual training through the Alaska Job Center Network. Training services must be linked to film and television occupations that are in demand in Alaska.

For more information and to apply for workforce development opportunities visit AKCCAP here. Applications are due by February 8th at 4 p.m.

I am excited about the opportunities and jobs we have created in film and television production in Alaska. Investing in our Alaska crew base is an important step in building this exciting industry for the long term. Let’s work together to keep a good thing going.


Senator Johnny Ellis

P.S. These investments in workforce development will be in vain if we don’t extend the film and television production incentives. Please contact your State Representative and urge them to support the 10 year extension of the film and television production incentives.

The Harvard University Native American Program collects and announces many student opportunities that are available to native students nationally. For real-time announcements, you can follow them on Twitter. (Events hosted by Harvard are in red, but open to all students across the country.)


High School Students! If you plan to go to college, then you’ll most likely have to take the ACT exam. The purpose of this post is to provide students with practical ACT test day tips, guaranteed to help you earn a good act score. See more on this topic at http://www.thecollegehelper.com/how-to-earn-a-good-act-score.

Introducing the “Nursing Home Abuse.net – Awareness and Prevention Scholarship”: the first scholarship of its kind! This scholarship was created by NursingHomeAbuse.net, and is awarded exclusively to an applicant who is pursuing a career that will help combat nursing home abuse. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. This scholarship will help pay for non-tuition related expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year.

For more information go to: http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/

Nursing Home Abuse was founded by the National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse (NASNHA), an NGO. NursingHomeAbuse.net exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse.

The FNSBSD Alaska Native Education Office in Fairbanks has decided not to hold a dance in conjunction with their potluck on February 10th. Instead, they will add an ANE Grant Review presentation to share progress with the community. Attached is an updated potluck flyer.

REVISED February Potluck Flyer.pdf

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