September 2014


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Are you interested in learning or teaching Native languages? Join us for one of three upcoming language trainings using the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method, an accelerated language learning and teaching system. The trainings, facilitated by WAYK developer Evan Gardner, will be held:WAYK application FINAL JPEG

  • Tanana: October 27 – 31
  • Tok: November 3 – 5
  • Fairbanks: November 14 – 16 APPLY NOW!

The training and travel assistance application for the Fairbanks training is now available. Apply online here or click here to download the application. The deadline to apply for the Fairbanks training is Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

To learn more about the Tanana and Tok trainings, view our event flyer!

Read more about the WAYK trainings in our previous blog post. For more information:

  • On Tanana training, contact Shannon Erhart, Tanana Tribal Council, serhart@tananatribe.org or 907.366.7160
  • On Tok training, contact Crystal Wilson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Tok Center, cdwilson@alaska.edu or 1.800.478.2773
  • On Fairbanks training, contact Malinda Chase, Doyon Foundation, chasem@doyon.com or 1.888.478.4755 or 907.459.2162

The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills, while living, studying and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations.

WINS students intern with Native advocacy and government agencies across Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Economic, Social Service, Law and Public Policy disciplines. WINS’s experiential curriculum develops student’s professional skills of self-determined community development and public advocacy.

The priority deadline is October 1, 2014.  For more information, please click here.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research Assistantship Program (RAP) is designed to support criminal justice research and to provide highly qualified doctoral students with practical and applied research experience. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.
This specific assistantship would be working with staff at NIJ (and other federal and tribal partners) working on research and evaluation examining violence against Indian women living in tribal communities. NIJ only accepts RAP applicant packets in which the student’s graduate program director (GPD) has agreed to nominate the student.

The deadline for candidate submissions January 23, 2015. For more information, please click here.

The workshop is a skill-building and networking opportunity for student leaders at Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) member institutions. The keynote speaker is Mr. Melvin Monette, the Director of Graduate Fellowship and Special Programs at the American Indian Graduate Center! The Institute is being planned by the ASPPH Student Services Forum and the Student Recruitment Sub-Committee.

This year, students will have the opportunity to get professional headshots taken for free and be considered for a public health profile on the ASPPH website!

Registration is required and each ASPPH-member institution is invited to send one student to the institute. Members wanting to sponsor more than one student will be accommodated on a space available, first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to register is October 31, 2014 and the registration fee is $99/student.

For more information, please click here.

Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan 
The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan.

The deadline to apply is October 31, 2014. For more information, please click here.

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
Launched in 1949 with support from the Carnegie Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship seeks to promote the quality of responsible and discerning journalism that exemplified the work of Edward R. Murrow.The fellow spends nine months full-time in residence at CFR’s headquarters in New York. The program enables the fellow to engage in sustained analysis and writing, expand his or her intellectual and professional horizons and extensively participate in CFR’s active program of meetings and events.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015. For more information, please click here.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security 
The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners.

The deadline to apply is January 16, 2015. For more information, please click here.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. For more information, please click  here.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks high-achieving high school seniors with financial need for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation. Selected students receive college planning support, ongoing advising and up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate institution.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience.

If you know students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership and desire to help others, please encourage them to visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s website to learn more. The application closes on November 4, 2014, for more information, please click here.

Watch a YouTube video of Gabriel Bell (Cheyenne/Arapaho) and Melvin Monette (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) of the American Indian Graduate Center, explain the process of applying to the Gates Millennium Scholarship, for Native American/Alaska Native seniors, and highlight the various undergraduate scholarship opportunities offered by American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC). What steps can you take to prepare a standout application?  Please click here to watch the video.

Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community, locally and/or nationally, demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed.

Student must be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields

For more information, please click here.

ANAHSAT

Application opens September 1, 2014, for the Academic Year 2015-16.

The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors ten American Indian and Alaska Native high school students. The key element, to be given most weight by the judges, will be a student’s outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor. The judges will be influenced by the student’s ability to describe that outstanding endeavor in his or her own words. Teachers or community members nominate applicants. Criteria for the Team were developed in consultation with AIGC’s staff, board and organizational goals.

Students will be honored in their local  press and in The American Indian Graduate, AIGC’s biannual magazine. Additionally, the American Indian Graduate Center will present students with a certificate of honor.

The All Native American High School Academic Team program was created by AIGC with a grant from the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation and is currently maintained with private funds.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be American Indian or Alaska Native as verified through submission of an AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC);
  • Applicants must be full-time high school seniors enrolled in an accredited high school, and;
  • Applicants must complete the online application by the deadline to be considered.

Click here for more information.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!

Scholarship Opportunities Available!

On-line applications are now available for High School Seniors on the aigcs.org website!

Gates Millennium Scholars Program:

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
  • Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the program was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline of interest.
  • The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.
  • The deadline to apply is January 14, 2015.  For more information, please click here.

Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Click here for more information.

Tanana Chiefs Conference is recruiting youth for the First Alaskan Institute 2014 Elders & Youth Conference. Please pass this on to interested youth between the ages of 14-18 who are a TCC Tribal member who resides within the region.

TCC Youth Services will be recruiting 6 youth, ideally one from each sub-region, however if we are unable to get one from each sub-region we will open it up based off youth’s response.

Youth who did not work will need to complete the youth application in addition to the recruitment. Which is attached.

· Dates of conference: October 20-22, 2014

· Must be able to travel: October 19 – 23, 2014

· Location: Anchorage, AK

· Deadline to apply: October 1, 2014 by 5PM

Applicants who are accepted will be notified by October 3, 2014 by TCC Youth Services.

If there are any questions please contact Katina Charles, Youth Manager, at 907-452-8251 x 3353 or via email at katina.charles@tananachiefs.org.

FAI-Youth Application.pdf

Youth Application 2014.pdf

Are you interested in learning or teaching Native languages? Join Doyon Foundation for one of three upcoming language trainings using the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method, an accelerated language learning and teaching system. Trainings, facilitated by WAYK developer Evan Gardner, will be held in:DF WAYK flyer FINAL JPEG

  • Tanana: October 27 – 31
  • Tok: November 3 – 5
  • Fairbanks: November 14 – 16

The Tanana and Tok training will focus on the process of creating a community of language teaching and learning experts. This training will provide community leaders with specific tools for beginning community language nights, developing language curriculum, and creating language teachers. The training is highly interactive and includes the use of sign language. Participants should come willing to be expressive in learning and using the method.

The Fairbanks training will provide a WAYK introduction and review with an additional focus on maintaining language nights and creating a learning pathway based on available language resources. College-age students are encouraged to attend.

The training and travel assistance application for the Fairbanks training will be available soon our website. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for one of these exciting learning opportunities. Or for more information:

  • On Tanana training, contact Shannon Erhart, Tanana Tribal Council, serhart@tananatribe.org or 907.366.7160
  • On Tok training, contact Crystal Wilson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Tok Center, cdwilson@alaska.edu or 1.800.478.2773
  • On Fairbanks training, contact Malinda Chase, Doyon Foundation, chasem@doyon.com or 1.888.478.4755 or 907.459.2162

CulturalTraditionsOfKnowledge Flyer 9 15 2014.pdf

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