May 2012


Recruitment for Doyon’s 2012 roustabout training program is now open! Roustabout is an entry-level position within Doyon Drilling, Inc. This program provides a perfect opportunity for individuals interested in careers in the oil and gas industry, but who do not have experience on an oil rig. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2012. Doyon shareholders are encouraged to learn more and apply today atwww.doyon.com/outreach/RoustaboutTraining.aspx.

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is currently recruiting for an Executive Chef for the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, located in Talkeetna, Alaska. Attached is the job description. If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and a CATC employment application (also attached) to:

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

PO Box 93330

Anchorage, AK 99509-3330

Fax: 907-263-5508

CIRI shareholders are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions regarding this position or other employment opportunities with CIRI’s subsidiary companies, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Evans, HR Generalist, Subsidiary Operations

Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), 2525 C Street, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK 99503, 907.263.5521 (Phone) / 907.263.5508 (Fax).

Executive Chef.pdf

CATC RFT Empl App 10-11.pdf

Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is currently recruiting for a Human Resources Generalist. Attached is the job description. If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and a CIRI employment application (also attached) to:

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

Attention: Human Resources

PO Box 93330

Anchorage, AK 99509-3330

Fax: 907-263-5508

www.ciri.com

CIRI shareholders are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions regarding this position or other employment opportunities, please do not hesitate to call Heather Evans, HR Generalist, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. CIRI, 2525 C Street, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK 99503, 907-263-5122 (phone)/907-263-5508 (fax).

CIRI Application 10-10.pdf

HR Generalist 5-12.pdf

Below are Fall 2012 Rural Development & Alaska Native Studies on-campus and distance delivery course flyers. Questions can be directed to Davina Alexie, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development, CRCD – UAF, 2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4131, Ph.: dkalexie, Department website: www.uaf.edu/danrd.

Fall 2012 DANSRD on-campus courses.pdf

Fall 2012 DANSRD distance delivery courses.pdf

General Rules & Instructions for 2012 – 2013 School Year

Two scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to winners for study at any accredited college or university. A scholarship will be awarded to one student each in Washington and Alaska.

Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to runners-up for study at any accredited college or university, A scholarship will be awarded to one student each in Washington and Alaska.

Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded for study at any vocational technical college. A scholarship will be awarded to one student each in Washington and Alaska.

Local 302 will impose no restrictions on courses of study. Recipients may accept other grants or awards that do not rule out scholarship aid from other sources.

Who May Apply

Children of Local 302 members, or grandchildren of Local 302 members who are the legal guardians of their grandchildren, may apply for the scholarships. The parent or grandparent of the applicant must be a member of Local 302 for at least one year immediately preceding the date of application. Sons and daughters of deceased members are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The parent of the applicant must have been a member of Local 302 for at least one year immediately preceding the date of death.

Applicants must be senior high school students who have, or will be, graduated at the end of: (1) fall semester 2008, or (2) spring semester of 2009, in public, private or parochial schools who plan to attend a college, university, or vocational technical college anywhere in the U.S. during the academic year and who are able to meet the academic requirements for entrance into the university, college, or vocational technical college of their choice. Students selected for scholarships must have achieved not less than a “B” average in their high school work.

Applications will be accepted between March 1 and May 31, 2012. Application forms and instructions are also available at http://www.iuoe302.org.

Awarding Scholarships

Upon receipt of the application and required forms, Local 302 will verify the membership of the parent. The application will then be submitted for judging to a Scholarship Selection Committee. No applicant will be favored over another in any way, providing the applicant submits a complete application packet and meets the basic eligibility requirements. The Scholarship Selection Committee will select the winners based on factors normally used in awarding scholarships. Scholarship awards will be announced as soon as possible and the checks will be deposited in each winning student’s name at the college or university he/she plans to attend.

Jack McDonald Scholarship Award Fund Instructions

1. APPLICATION – to be filled out and returned by the applicant.

2. SCHOOL STATEMENT AND TRANSCRIPT – to be filled out by the high school Principal or designated representative, and returned directly to Local 302 at the address below by the person completing it.

3. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION – every applicant must submit one to three letters of recommendation describing his/her character and ability. They may be from teachers, community leaders, family friends, or others who know the applicant. These may be submitted with the applications, or sent directly by the writers to Local 302 at the address below.

4. RECENT PHOTOGRAPH – you may submit a digital photo, clearly identified, via CD or by email to mainoffice@iuoe302.org. Or, please send a photo that is clear enough to reproduce with the applicant’s name written on the back. The photo will not be returned to the applicant.

Click here for the application.

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program designed to give Native American undergraduates an incredible educational opportunity in the nation’s capital. Partnering with Semester In Washington Politics, NAPLP students take classes at GW, participate in hands-on internships and interact with political leaders and policymakers. NAPLP includes a series of seminars devoted to public policy issues affecting Native American communities (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian). It plays a key role in preparing the next generation of Native American political leaders. NAPLP is funded by a generous grant from the AT&T Foundation.

For more information on this program and how to apply, click here.

Have you registered yet for Doyon Foundation’s 2012 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic? If not, sign up soon – the registration and payment deadline is Friday, June 8!  

There are two easy ways to register as a player or secure your sponsorship:

  1. Register online quickly and easily and securely.
  2. Download, complete and return the hard copy registration form.

In addition to supporting our scholarship program, there are lots of reasons to get involved:

  • Each player will receive gifts valued at $270 and have a chance to win their share of $19,000 in cash prizes, plus round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines and ERA Aviation.
  • For our sponsors, we are pleased to offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities and benefits – or we can create a custom package to fit your needs!

For more information, including an event schedule and details on sponsorship opportunities, view our 2012 tournament brochure.

The 2012 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic takes place Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15.  Visit our website for more information.

We celebrated 61 graduates at the Doyon Foundation 2012 Graduation Reception held Thursday, May 10. Among our 2012 graduates were 48 college graduates, 13 high school graduates and even one Head Start graduate! Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event.

More than 50 students and supporters attended the event, which was held at our building in Fairbanks. Attendees heard an inspiring keynote speech from Maurine Isaacson, a University of Alaska Fairbanks student who graduated with a bachelor’s of business administration, and who is also the Foundation’s new scholarship program manager! You can view a transcript of Maurine’s speech on our website.

We also heard a motivational message from our alumna speaker Sarah Obed, currently serving as Doyon, Limited’s government relations director. Sarah’s speech is available on our website, as well.

Geri Simon, Doyon Limited’s senior vice president of administration, and Charlene Ostbloom, Doyon’s human resources training and development manager, also spoke before we recognized our 60+ graduates, and heard introductions from several in attendance. Following the presentation, attendees enjoyed some light refreshments.

If you’re graduating from high school, college or a vocational program this year, it’s not too late to complete our short 2012 graduate questionnaire at http://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form9/index.html. Respondents will be featured in a special graduate edition of the Doyon Foundation e-newsletter. (Check out last year’s edition here on our website!) We’ve extended the deadline to this Friday, May 18.

Language preservation and education is important to us at the Doyon Foundation. One way we demonstrate this is with our Native Word of the Month. The featured May word is:

Dets’en okko enkk’o’eedoyh = He is hunting for geese.
(Koyukon Athabascan)

To hear an audio recording of this month’s word, click here.

Have a translation in another language? Share it with us on Facebook!

Want to see previous words of the month? Click here.

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

Are you graduating from high school, college or a vocational program this year? It’s not too late to complete our short 2012 graduate questionnaire at http://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form9/index.html. We’ve extended the deadline to this Friday, May 18!

Respondents will be featured in a special graduate edition of the Doyon Foundation e-newsletter. (Check out last year’s edition here on our website!)

If you’d like to be included, please be sure to complete the questionnaire by 5 p.m. this Friday, May 18. We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

Doyon Tourism is holding a sweepstakes this summer with a prize package valued at $3,750. The sweepstakes is open to all except Doyon Tourism staff, so if you would kindly let your staff and others know about it via your newsletter or email, that would be appreciated. Please see the attached press release for more information or contact Doyon Tourism General Manager Marie Monroe at mariemonroe or (907) 374-3041.

best-of-denali-press-release (3).pdf

We invite you to say “hello” to Doyon Foundation’s newest employee – Sommer Stickman, who joined us as an administrative assistant in April.

Sommer is the daughter of Colleen and Charles Stickman, and the granddaughter of Dorothy Sommer and the late Freddy Sommer, Sr., and Mary Dinah Stickman.
She has three siblings, Adele, Charles and Michael.

Sommer is originally from Nulato, Alaska. A graduate of Nenana High School, she now attends the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she is interested in the field of education.

A recipient of the Foundation’s basic and competitive scholarships, Sommer said she looks forward to giving back as a Foundation employee.

“As both a student and a Doyon shareholder, I’m very excited to work with Doyon Foundation to help with future education. I’ve always believed in helping students further their education, and I’m glad I will be part of a team that focuses on doing this,” she said.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sommer worked for Tanana Chiefs Conference as both an administrative assistant and a special projects assistant. In those positions, Sommer planned, coordinated and facilitated annual trainings and conferences for employees and clients, and performed everyday office functions to keep the department organized.

Outside of work and school, Sommer enjoys sports like basketball, volleyball, running and snowboarding, learning about her culture, and participating in cultural activities such as beading, sewing, hunting and fishing.

We hope to see you at the Doyon Foundation 2012 Graduation Reception today, May 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Doyon Foundation in the Doyon Industrial Facility at 615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks. We are celebrating 60+ graduates today!

Join us for a keynote speech from graduate Maurine Isaacson, a University of Alaska Fairbanks student graduating with a bachelor’s of business administration, and a message from our alumna speaker Sarah Obed, currently serving as Doyon, Limited’s government relations director. We’ll also recognize all of our 2012 graduates, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sommer at 907.459.2048 or stickmans@doyon.com.

There is still time to fill out the 2012 graduate questionnaire at http://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form9/index.html. Respondents will be featured in a special graduate edition of the Doyon Foundation e-newsletter. (Check out last year’s edition here on our website!)

WHEN: July 30 – August 1, 2012

WHERE: Anchorage, AK Convention Center

CO-SPONSORS: AAIP and the University of Minnesota Medical School

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine.

ABOUT: The Pre-Admission Workshop is held during the AAIP Annual Meeting & National Health Conference, which is an event held annually to bring together AAIP member physicians; AI/AN college (undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical) students; traditional healers; public health employees; and other interested individuals, with the goal of networking and discussing the current state of Native health and health education. The AAIP partners with the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Center of American Indian and Minority Health to conduct the Pre-Admission Workshop.

The Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process. The curriculum focuses upon skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school. AAIP awards scholarships to college students, as a part of the PAW held during the Annual Meeting, to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials, and most meals.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available and awarded on a one-time basis and will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Workshop Topics Include:
– Selecting a professional school
– Admissions tests (MCAT)
– Personal statements
– AMCAS application process
– Financial aid and scholarship resources
– Interview process, including a mock interview
– Physician & medical student panel presentations

Deadline for submission of all materials is June 1, 2012.

For more information, contact AAIP at 405-946-7072 or email Margaret Knight at mknight@aaip.org or Jason McCarty at jmccarty@aaip.org

Storytelling has been a part of Native traditions for many generations. Now through technology, there are more ways to tell Native stories than ever before, including through movie making!

Every great movie needs a great script, giving life to what characters say and do… Become a scriptwriter and tell one of your stories!

See the below flyer for more information on this wonderful opportunity.

We R Native – Script Writing Contest – May 2012.pdf

 

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