April 2015

TCC is seeking youth to attend this year’s 2015 Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference in Anvik! Visit our website for more information: https://www.tananachiefs.org/seeking-youth-to-attend-denakkanaaga-elders-youth-conference/

The deadline to apply is May 11th!

To help achieve the vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world, the Alaska Tribal Health System must also be healthy and progressive. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC) Board of Directors established a fund to offer 10 $5,000 educational scholarships to qualified Alaska Native and American Indian students, including our staff, who are interested in health care careers.

ANTHC will accept applications until May 29, 2015. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2015-Summer 2016 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs).

This scholarship award is open to all Alaska Native or American Indian people who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Permanent Alaska residents
  • Interested in working in the health care field
  • Currently enrolled in a formal education or training program

To apply for this scholarship, please see the links below:

  • Click here to open the application instructions.
  • Click here to open the 2015 scholarship application.

Note: These documents must be opened using Adobe Reader

If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Josh Patton, HR Manager, at extension 1333, via email at learning@anthc.org or visit http://bit.ly/16cJouF.

While most parents and students are just thinking about getting back to school, high school students should always be thinking about applying to as many scholarships as possible. The more money that can be earned through scholarships means less loans to pay back later.

Here are 6 places for Native students to start looking:

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/04/6-places-look-native-scholarships-dont-stop-there-151140

The YLCC program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service (NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs. General topic areas include resource conservation and adaptation; climate effects monitoring; park facilities adaptation; policy development; sustainable operations & mitigation; and communication, interpretation, or education.

Click here for more information.

This year, 81 donors pledged a total of $5,625 to support Doyon Foundation scholarships through the Pick. Click. Give. program! From all of us here at the Foundation, thank you for your generosity. View our Pick. Click. Give. photo gallery!

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Overall, $3.3 million was raised for Alaska nonprofits through Pick. Click. Give. this year – a new record for the seven-year program. Donations to the Foundation were up as well, from $5,475 in 2014 to $5,625 in 2015.

Although the 2015 PFD application period has closed, it’s not too late to make a Pick. Click. Give. contribution. Simply visit the PFD webpage and click the “add or change your Pick. Click. Give. donation” button on the right-hand side of the page.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting the future – the future of current students like our 295 spring scholarship recipients, the future of our children like Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke, and the future of our communities, state, nation and world!

Caleb is an excellent example of the importance of supporting our future. When his mom asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Caleb said, “A police officer to protect and keep us safe.” Perhaps one day Caleb will be the recipient of a Law Enforcement Academy scholarship!

Donations received through Pick. Click. Give. go to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which awards basic scholarships to part-time and full-time students. During the 2013 – 2014 academic year, we awarded 523 scholarships totaling more than $408,000.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, please contact us at 459-2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

Please see the below information regarding summer internship opportunities at Chugach Alaska Services.

Health & Safety Support Intern.pdf

Stakeholder Engagement Support.pdf

Cost & Scheduling Intern.pdf

Field Cost Logistics Support Intern.pdf

Northern Air Cargo is now accepting applications to hire several Full Time Terminal Agents in Anchorage, AK.

For more information, or to apply, please go to the Job Board.

External Job Board

Thank you,

Cheryl Johnson, PHR | Employee Services/Community Affairs Manager

Northern Air Cargo, Inc.

Phone: 907-249-5127 | Fax: 907-243-3859 | Cell: 907-830-0496

Address: 3900 Old International Airport Road, Anchorage, AK 99502

Email: cjohnson | Web: www.nac.aero | Connect with us:

Graduating is a big deal and we want to celebrate! Join us to recognize the class of 2015 at our annual Doyon Foundation graduation reception on Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at the Doyon Industrial Facility, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101.

High school and college graduates, as well as their friends, families, teachers and other Foundation supporters are invited and encouraged to join in the festivities. We’ll have alumni and graduate keynote speakers, the graduates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, and of course there will be refreshments.

Are you graduating this spring? If so, please be sure to complete our 2015 graduate questionnaire at https://fs8.formsite.com/doyonfoundation/form13/index.html by Monday, May 4, so we can include you in our reception program and in our 2015 graduate yearbook e-newsletter.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact us 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com. We hope to see you May 8 at the graduation reception!

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

The Tribal Youth Gathering, a collaboration between the White House and Unity Inc., will continue to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth through new investments and increased engagement. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.

The Gen-I Native Youth Challenge invites Native youth and organizations across the country to become a part of the Administration’s Gen-I initiative by joining the National Native Youth Network — a White House effort in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Youth who complete the Gen-I Native Youth Challenge will be eligible to register for a chance to attend the upcoming White House Tribal Youth Gathering. The application to attend the Gathering can be found HERE. Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.

For moose soup, native foods, door prizes and some fun!


Invite you to enjoy

a student dinner

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

5:30 – 7:00 P.M

Doyon Industrial Building

615 Bidwell Avenue (2nd building-we’ll put up signs)

Fairbanks, Alaska

Please RSVP to Katie Sommer at sommerk or 907.459.2048

If you need transportation, please let us know!


The Cobell Scholars Program scholarship application Is now open. The American Indian Graduate Center will manage the Cobell Scholars Program which was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation. The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.

For more information go to http://www.aigcs.org/highlights/cobell-scholars-application-now-open/.

Northern Industrial Training http://www.nitalaska.com/ upcoming Roustabout and HSET (Health, Safety and Environmental Training) courses have space available under the USDOE Alaska Native Education Grant.

For qualifying applicants, this grant will cover the tuition for the program. Contact Patrick Rose at 907-357-6400 or via email at patrick.rose@nitalaska.com for information about how to apply .

Roustabout Course Dates:
May 18 – June 12, 2015

HSET Course Dates:
May 18 – June 19, 2015

Click here to read about Edna MacLean’s journey to preserve one of Alaska’s indigenous languages in the spring issue of UAF’s Aurora magazine.


The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.

The Momentum Fellowship grew out of discussions among members of a CEO cohort on diversity, equity and inclusion, who were interested in encouraging more individuals from diverse backgrounds to commit to careers in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. The fellowship will offer individuals a robust learning experience, both through activities at host site foundations — where fellows will be placed — and through a suite of activities coordinated by Philanthropy Northwest.

Philanthropy Northwest is excited about the potential for this program to help expand pathways for diverse professionals interested in philanthropy and to broaden the diversity of viewpoints within the sector.

What Will Fellows Do?

Fellows will be placed in temporary full-time positions at host foundations, specific to host foundation needs described in the fellow position description. Over the course of a program designed by Philanthropy Northwest, Momentum Fellows will receive significant professional development and networking opportunities. This includes peer-learning retreats, trainings offered through Philanthropy Northwest, networking and professional coaching.

Fellowship Job Descriptions

Each host foundation has its own criteria for its temporary full-time position(s). Refer to the individual job descriptions below when preparing your fellowship application. Your cover letter must explicitly state the fellow position which you are interested in and how your qualifications best support that position.

Who Should Apply?

High-potential individuals who have a commitment to bringing new perspectives, ideas and viewpoints into the field by their ability to bring a lens of equity and inclusion to their work. Candidates should come from a community that is currently underrepresented in philanthropy, such as a community of color, LGBTQ, disability or other group. Fellows’ levels of professional experience may vary — please see individual job descriptions for eligibility requirements. Preference will be given to past or present residents of the Pacific Northwest, with a willingness to commit to service in the region.

Applicant FAQ

Download FAQs here.

Apply Online

Momentum Fellowship applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2015.

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