February 2013

Team Peak has an opening for an Administrative Assistant based out of Valdez. The job description is attached.

TPA Aministrative Assistant rev1.pdf

Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and global dialogue. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and international communities. Through the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowships program, there is hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and innovation.

NACF is currently accepting applications for the 2014 awards.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 3, 2013.

For more information go to http://nacf.us/2014-Fellowships.

Fairbanks North Star School District (FNSBSD) has three Native Youth Olympics teams representing Lathrop, Effie Kokrine, and Randy Smith Middle School. It is wonderful to see non-native and native students learning the traditional hunting, strength, and endurance skills that the Alaska Native people have been utilizing for thousands of years. Not only are the athletes conditioning their bodies, but they are also preparing their minds and learning about the incredible culture that we are immersed in by living in Alaska. Top competitors will be traveling to the statewide competition in Anchorage in April. The teams are currently in the process of raising funds for their team banners, jerseys, and some travel costs. It would be fantastic if you could come and show your support for the athletes at their Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser coming up this Saturday from 5-7pm at Effie Kokrine Charter School. They will be demonstrating the traditional skills at 6pm. Please pass the word along.

Additionally, tonight FNSBSD (ANE) Alaska Native Education is hosting the Grant Review and Potluck at Denali Elementary from 5:30-7:30pm. Come enjoy delicious food, watch the performance, and participate in the future of ANE.


Northern Industrial Training (NIT) has been awarded a grant through the US Department of Education Alaska Native Adult Education Program for the following training programs: Health, Safety & Environmental Technician (HSET) and Roustabout. The grant pays for the cost of the training program but does not cover the support costs such as lodging, transportation, meals, etc. Non-Alaska Natives are welcome to attend either of the trainings for the program cost of $5000.

Roustabout – training dates are March 25-April 19, 2013 (Palmer)

HSET – training dates are April 8-May 10, 2013 (Anchorage)

The grant applications are listed below as well as the NIT application (for non-Alaska Natives), estimated support costs and flyers for each program. Please feel free to contact Buffi White at (907) 357-6400 or Buffi.white@nitalaska.com  for questions.

USDOE Grant Application-HSET April 2013.pdf

USDOE Grant Application-Roustabout March.pdf

USDOE HSET Announcement April 2013.pdf

USDOE Roustabout Announcement March 2013 (1).pdf

HSET Est Costs (April).pdf

Roustabout Est Costs (1).pdf

NIT Application 9-11.pdf

Model CALL.pdf

The American Indian Graduate Magazine is a bi-annual publication of the American Indian Graduate Center and is distributed nationwide to AIGC Alumni, AIGC Fellows, GMS Scholars, members of the AIGC American Indian Professional Association, graduate schools, colleges, universities, tribal colleges, tribal, federal and state education programs.

The American Indian Graduate is aimed at Indian students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States today and is published bi-annually, Spring and Fall, with a readership of approximately 16,000.

Please feel free to download our latest publication in PDF format.

American Indian Graduate Spring 2013 Issue

Download times may vary depending on your Internet connection speed.

The NeighborWorks Training Institute is pleased to partner with First Nations Oweesta Corporation to offer five days of training at the NeighborWorks Training Institute May 6-10, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. This specialized training is designed to build the capacity of Native practitioners through IDA development training, and strengthen Native communities through the exploration of designing comprehensive asset-building strategies for Native communities. A limited number of full scholarships are available for eligible organizations to attend this training. Use the scholarship code “CDFIOR13” where it says “Enter Scholarship Code”. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, March 1, 2013.

  1. Go to www.nw.org/scholarships
  2. If you have not applied for a scholarship at the NeighborWorks America scholarship website before, please click on ‘Create Account’ at the top of the page. After you have established an account, proceed to step 3
  3. Log in using your account e-mail address and password
  4. Click on ‘View Schedule of Events’
  5. Under ‘Schedule of Training Events’ find Portland NTI – NeighborWorks Training Institute – 2013 and click on ‘Apply’
  6. On the event page find the scholarship that is called ‘Oweesta Native CDFI NTI Scholarship’ and click ‘Learn More’
  7. Click on ‘Apply for Scholarship’
  8. Request your courses and support (tuition, lodging and travel)
  9. Be sure to use the scholarship code CDFIOR13 where it says ‘Enter Scholarship Code
  10. When complete, click on ‘Send Application’
  11. You will receive an e-mail verification of your application submittal

Scholarship opportunities covers tuition to both Oweesta Native-based courses, or one Native class and one other class of your choice, airfare and hotel.

Learn the latest skills for building and sustaining strong Native institutions and communities. For questions about this training opportunity or scholarship availability, contact Evelyn Bandoh at ebandoh.

For more information on the classes please click here.

There is one open seat on the Doyon Foundation competitive scholarship review committee. This seat is open to Doyon shareholders residing in the greater Fairbanks area. Please note that, per IRS regulations, committee members cannot be employees of the Doyon Family of Companies or Doyon Foundation.

To qualify for this position, candidates must:

·         Be a Doyon shareholder.
·         Be over 18 years of age.
·         Value and support higher education.
·         Be committed to serve a three-year term.
·         Have an internet-accessible computer with recent version of web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
·         Attend an in-person orientation in May/June in Fairbanks.
·       Spend 30 – 40 hours reviewing, evaluating and scoring all competitive scholarship applications online via the Doyon Foundation website.
·         Attend a one-day meeting in Fairbanks in June/July to award the scholarships.
·      Meet with Doyon Foundation administration to review and recommend competitive scholarship policy changes.

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a letter of interest outlining why they’d like to serve by Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Doyon Foundation board of directors will select the members at their next regularly scheduled meeting in Fairbanks.

For more information, please contact the Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2013More Information Contact: Margaret Tyler, 907-266-2694, margaret.tyler

2013 Alaska Aviation Careers and Airport Job Fair

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The Alaska Aviation Careers and Airport Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the North Terminal of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), 4600 Postmark Road, Anchorage, AK 99502. There is no fee to attend, and parking at the North Terminal Lot is free to those who attend the event.

The Alaska Aviation Careers and Airport Job Fair is a collaborative effort between the Federal Aviation Administration Education program, Alaska Department of Labor, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Northern Air Cargo. It is expected to showcase approximately 300 seasonal, full-time and part-time jobs available at the airport. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Participating at the Fair this year are companies such as Alaska Airlines, Alaska State Troopers, Delta Global Services, Everts Air Cargo, FedEx Express, HMS Host, Lynden Air Cargo, Northern Air Cargo, Pegasus Aviation Services, Silver Gulch, and the State of Alaska. “There are great opportunities represented at the Job Fair,” said Trudy Wassel, Division Operations Manager at ANC. “From part-time summer jobs to long-term careers, it’s all here! There are positions with the Airport Police and Fire, Airfield Maintenance and Facilities sections, and many jobs with our carriers, concessions and other airport businesses.”

The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) – comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports – is home to over 30 international and domestic airlines providing passenger and cargo service throughout Alaska, the United States, Europe, and Asia. AIAS is an extraordinary economic engine; serving nearly 6 million passengers per year and accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage and 1 in 20 jobs in Fairbanks. The purpose of AIAS is “To Keep Alaska Flying and Thriving.”

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.


Please see attached link to National Park Service and Department of Interior Summer 2013 Internships


The Alaska Native Heritage Center has attained funding for a one year project that addresses the rapid pace of language loss of Alaska Natives, the impact that migration to urban areas has on language loss, and the need to develop a plan to preserve the diverse languages of the Alaska Natives who reside away from their tribes and communities in the city of Anchorage, Anchorage is home to the fourth largest Native American population in the United States, which has grown from 29,730 in 2000 to 36,062 in 2010. Over 26% of Alaska’s Natives now reside in Anchorage. These residents represent 11 linguistically distinct Alaska Native cultural groups including Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Athabascan, Unangax, Sugpiaq, Eyak, Tsimshian, Tlingit, Haida, and Inupiaq nations. Natives residing in Anchorage experience social, educational, health, and economic disparities as they grapple with the effects of rapid social changes. Alaska’s indigenous languages are being lost at an alarming rate and all but two are now listed as endangered by UNESCO. Language loss is accelerated by the migration of large numbers of Alaska Natives to urban areas. Anchorage’s current language preservation resources are inadequate to meet the needs of the population. Therefore, ANHC’s project goal is to develop a plan for preserving and revitalizing the diverse languages of Alaska Native people who are culturally displaced within the Anchorage area.

This one year grant gives the Heritage Center the opportunity to find out how many language learners and resources are in Alaska. Our goal is to connect all Alaska Native language learners in Anchorage with the Native language programs in the state. Success in attaining the next grant will mean language classes will be offered at the Heritage Center in about a year. If you would like to learn, teach or be involved in language revitalization and preservation, please complete this online survey!

Click here for online survey

The ANHC is an educational and cultural institution for all Alaskans, the Alaska Native Heritage Center provides programs in both academic and informal settings, including workshops, demonstrations, and guided tours of indoor exhibits and outdoor village sites. To learn more about ANHC, visit their website at www.alaskanative.net.

First Alaskans Institute is currently recruiting both student interns and partner/host organizations for its tenth annual statewide Summer Internship Program!

The ten-week program (June 3 – August 9) is a full-time paid internship open to Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college students in good academic standing, or recent college graduates. Interns will spend two weeks in Anchorage participating in leadership training, and will be placed with statewide employer partners for eight weeks. Partner organizations are asked to develop leadership, managerial or policy making level work plans for the interns, provide a supervisor and mentor, as well as contribute a placement fee for the intern. Both intern and partner application forms must be received by 5pm, March 1, 2013.

Attached are the intern application, employer interest form and the employer placement fee scale.

This is an excellent opportunity to help foster leadership and professional development among young leaders! For more information about the program please visit our website lenajacobs or 907-677-1712.

2013 Summer Internship Program Application.doc

2013 Employer Interest Form.docx

Placement fee change announcement.docx

Monday, April 15, 2013 is the deadline to submit competitive and basic scholarship applications for the fall 2013 semester. Basic scholarships range from $400 for part time students to $800 for full time students and the competitive scholarships range from $2,000-$7,000. You can apply at http://www.doyonfoundation.com.

To apply for the basic scholarship, students must submit:
• A complete online application form
• Proof of Academic Enrollment
• Most Recent Official Transcripts

To apply for the competitive scholarship, students must submit:
• A complete online application form
• Proof of Academic Enrollment
• Most Recent Official Transcripts
• Personal Essay
• Two professional letters of recommendation

If you’re a spring 2013 scholarship recipient, all documents excluding your official transcripts need to be postmarked by April 15th. Be sure your official transcripts include spring 2013 grades and are submitted by Friday, May 24th.

If you’re not a returning student please submit all documents before or have them postmarked by April 15th.

For more information, see Doyon Foundation’s scholarship application guidelines at http://www.doyonfoundation.com or contact the Scholarship Program Manager, Maurine Isaacson, at isaacsonm@doyon.com or (907) 459-2049.

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Summer Intern Program for Recent High School Graduates – Washington, D.C

All Alaskan high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski’s Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of twenty students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator’s office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please view the 2013 Internship Information Form below. Those interested may apply online by clicking here or by filling out a paper application attached below. Electronic or faxed applications are preferred. Please fax applications to 202-224-5301 attn: Intern Coordinator.

The 2013 H.S. sessions are:

1st Session – June 3rd through June 28th
2nd Session – July 8th through August 2nd

· The application process for the 2013 High School Summer Intern Program will close on March 14, 2013 at 8pm (AKDT).

· Applicants will be notified of selection by April 12, 2013.

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