February 2014

Interested in learning more about language revitalization?  Evan Gardner, creator of the “Where Are Your Keys?” language learning and teaching method, advises the following:

Research methods on You Tube, Wikipedia, and Google.  Click on interesting links and see where it takes you.  Spend 15 minutes per day surfing language learning links.  Type any of the following into the search bar :

  • Pedagogy
  • Language learning
  • Language acquisition
  • Language teaching
  • Language teaching strategies
  • Language learning strategies
  • Curriculum design
  • Classroom management

Have fun!

For more information on language revitalization in the Doyon Region, contact Malinda Chase, Doyon Foundation’s Language Revitalization Program Director, at 907.459.2062 or chasem@doyon.com.  You can also find out more about Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program by visiting our website at www.doyonfoundation.com.

Did you know you can help Doyon Foundation earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer rewards card?

Fred Meyer donates $2.5 million per year to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. You can support the Foundation while you shop with just a few simple steps:

  • Sign up for the community rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer rewards card to Doyon Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our nonprofit number 94583.
  • Every time you shop and use your rewards card, you are helping the Foundation earn a donation!
  • You still earn your rewards points, fuel points and rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information on the community rewards program, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

The Fred Meyer community rewards program is one more way you can support Doyon Foundation. Other opportunities include:

Thank you for your support of the Foundation and our students!

The Institute of American Indian Arts is currently organizing for a Summer Bridge Program at their campus from June 29 – July 18th , 2014.

High school juniors and seniors will spend three weeks on the beautiful campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a creative summer bridge program. In addition to creative classes, such as poetry and art, students will be able to advance their skills in Math and English. They will be engaged in field experiences to nearby galleries, museums, and Native communities, such as Pueblo Feast Days. Students will participate in hands-on workshops to build college readiness. They will each receive three college credits to begin their college transcripts.

See more information on the flyer listed below.

Summer Bridge Program Poster.pdf


Rural Alaska Honors InstituteWe’re looking for college bound high school juniors and seniors to spend six weeks at UAF where they will learn what it takes to succeed in college. They’ll live in the dorms, earn 8 – 10 college credits and make friends for the rest of their lives.Do you know someone that’s ready for the challenge? Please share this information with them and encourage them to get a head start on their college career.There is no cost for selected students and transportation is included.


May 27 – July 11, 2014.

Applications are online www.uaf.edu/rahi.  Applications due March 1.

The Della Keats summer programs has expanded its capacity and capability by adding, among other things, a SIM component that uses high tech manikins to simulate medical conditions that students must diagnose and correct. Della Keats joined with the Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) program. This program was developed to address the shortage of behavioral health providers and to recruit and train Alaska Native behavioral health professionals to serve in rural Alaska. Four students are selected.

The program is seeking applications from the Interior of Alaska. The Della Keats application deadline is coming up March 7th but the application deadline can be extend a week. Students can find information on the programs and download an application athttp://www.uaa.alaska.edu/wwami/programs/dellakeats-udoc.cfm

For more information contact René Contreras, Ed.D., Pathway Coordinator, WWAMI/College of Health, at T 907.786.1019, F 907.786.4700 or rcontrer@uaa.alaska.edu.




14 DK Application 9 11-13.pdf

14DK Brochure wQR.pdf

2014 National Johnson O’Malley Association Scholarship information can be found at the below website links:



The Alaska Technical Center is pleased to announce the offering of an Intensive 5-week Nurse’s Aide Class.

Training Dates: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 through Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Training Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

This class must have a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 10 students. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Training information:

Content & Clinical Skills

Knowledge & Competencies required by the State of Alaska for Certification


TABE Test (reading assessment( with a score of 20 or higher


Cindy Lincoln, RN

Training Cost:

$3,110 (includes, tuition, fees, books and supplies)

Complete an Application for Admission to be considered.

Questions, please contact Wendie L. Schaeffer, Administrator/Recruiter, Alaska Technical Center at wschaeffer@nwarctic.org.

Website: nwarctic.org/atc

Summer CNA Class_Poster.pdf

AIS makes educational opportunities possible for qualifying Native American students who otherwise could not afford it. We provide more than 2300 scholarships annually. Students qualify for participation based on academic merit as well as financial need. The Result: Native American graduates who will lead their tribal communities into a hopeful future.  See more at the below link:


Senator Begich offers internships to Alaskans who at a minimum have graduated high school or received a GED diploma. Applicants are also encouraged to have some work experience or post-secondary education at a college, vocational or graduate school.

Internships are currently available year-round at these office locations:

Click here for more information.

Here is a great article showcasing Tuesday’s activities surrounding the house bill on Alaska Native languages!


The INSPIRE Pre-College Summer Program is spearheaded by the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The INSPIRE Pre-College Program is a fully-funded opportunity open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian upcoming junior and senior high school students, including 2014 anticipated graduates. This program is for students who want to spend 3-weeks on the George Washington University (GW) campus to take one undergraduate course, learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government, and meet influential Native advocates.

The INSPIRE Summer Program scholarship covers the cost of room and board, airfare, all required textbooks, local travel, and one undergraduate course in “Native Politics and the American Political System.”

Applications materials include:

  • 350 word essay on why you are interested in the program and what you hope to learn (Indicate what type of career you want to pursue in public service or politics, and how do you currently serve your community, or how you want to serve your community in the future);
  • High school transcript;
  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Ancestry; and
  • One recommendation form completed by a teacher or counselor.

To learn more or apply online, visit:


Application Deadline: March 1, 2014                                                      

First Alaskans Institute’s Summer Internship program is celebrating 10 years of success in empowering the leadership and professional development of Alaska Native college juniors, seniors and graduate students! Join us for an informational session next Tuesday at 3:00pm (via phone or in person) to learn about the intern application process, or how to host a management-level intern in your organization!

Please contact Ella Tonuchuk at ellatonuchuk@firstalaskans.org for more information.


Doyon Foundation will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 for regular business.  Have a safe weekend!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 is the deadline to submit basic scholarship applications for the summer 2014 semester. Basic scholarships are $400 for part time students and $800 for full time students.  You can apply at www.doyonfoundation.com.

To apply for the basic scholarship students must complete the online application form, submit proof of academic enrollment and most recent official transcripts, if this is your first term in academic year 2013-2014.

If you’re a spring 2014 scholarship recipient you will need to complete the online application form, submit proof of academic enrollment, and submit your unofficial transcripts by Friday, May 23rd.

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

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