October 2013

Are you a Doyon shareholder who is interested in teaching or learning about your Native language?

Doyon Foundation’s Language Revitalization Program will be hosting a Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) language training facilitated by Evan Gardner. The training will focus on the process of creating a community of language teaching and learning experts. WAYK is a collection of techniques used for rapidly reaching proficiency in a target language. WAYK is a system for using any technique or method that works. The technique collection is constantly growing—every time the community discovers a new trick, which allows players to teach and learn faster, it is “contracted” or adopted through the learning community to allow other players to accelerate their learning even more.

The training will be held at the Alpine Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska from November 5 – 8, 2013. Travel assistance is available to those who are located outside the Fairbanks area. Travel assistance will be awarded to those who apply and are selected after completing the assistance application and registration process. If interested, you can register online to attend this training and/or apply for travel assistance with this application.

Envisioning our people actively learning, using and teaching the language is the enduring intent of Doyon’s initiative to revitalize our languages.

For more information contact our office at 907.459.2048 or chasem@doyon.com.

Basee’- Thank you

WAYK Flyer

PFDs have been distributed and the Pick. Click. Give. totals have been tallied. This year, 73 generous Alaskans donated a portion of their PFD to Doyon Foundation, giving a grand total of $5,905! That’s a slight increase over 2012’s Pick. Click. Give. total of $5,503.I PCG

“We are so appreciative of the individuals who chose to give a portion of their PFD to support student scholarships, and we are grateful to the Pick. Click. Give. organizers for allowing Doyon Foundation to be part of this groundbreaking program,” said Doris Miller, Foundation executive director.

Statewide, the Pick. Click. Give. campaign successfully increased the number of Alaskans who donated and the total amount that was given in 2013. More than 26,000 individuals gave nearly 42,000 gifts totaling more than $2.4 million.

The Foundation expects to participate in the 2014 Pick. Click. Give. campaign, and encourages Alaskans to consider supporting student scholarships when the 2014 PFD application period opens on January 1.

For more information on Pick. Click. Give., visit www.pickclickgive.org. For more information on Doyon Foundation, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.


Attend the Anchorage College and Career Fair and meet with representatives from many colleges in one location!!!

Today is the deadline to apply to serve on Doyon Foundation’s Board of Directors!  Apply now onlinedownload a hard copy form or learn more.

Doyon Foundation is coordinating a Deg Xinag Language Night and the first will take place tonight, Thursday, October 17th at 7:00pm! Attached is a flyer with the time and location. If there is enough interest, we will look into audio/video conference options. We hope to see you there.

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

Flyer 2-Deg Xinag Lang Night.pdf

 The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity announces

The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2014

is now open for submissions! 

Please apply here

This year’s suggested topic:

Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have

encountered and analyze what it has taught you

about ethics and yourself.

The deadline for submissions will be December 2, 2013.

For examples of previous prize-winning essays, check out

An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century


Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is pleased to announce a scholarship for students of Native American descent who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or finance.

Application deadline is October 31, 2013.  See more at: http://afwa.org/foundation/scholarships/.

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