June 2015


Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)-Alaska is currently seeking an experienced Cultural Sustainability Advisor. The position is located in Anchorage, Alaska and the annual salary is D.O.E.

The position will work to implement organizational objectives and engage in activities related to sustaining Inuit culture and society, promoting adaptation strategies for sustainable Inuit communities, and increasing an understanding of the human dimension within the Arctic. See attached job description for more information.

The recruitment closing date has been extended to Friday, July 10th at 5 p.m.

Cultural Sustainability Advisor Job Description.pdf

Congratulations to Doyon Foundation student Neal Charlie, of Minto, who graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this spring. Charlie gave the student remarks at the graduation ceremony held May 14 in Fairbanks.

Neal Charlie graduating from the Law Enforcement Academy in May.

Neal Charlie graduating from the Law Enforcement Academy in May.

Charlie, the son of the late Neal and Geraldine Charlie, was a recipient of a $6,800 Doyon Foundation Law Enforcement Academy scholarship, generously funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program. Charlie also received support from Doyon Universal Services (DUS), which paid the fees for items required in the Law Enforcement Academy application, including criminal history, drug test, driving record history and fingerprints.

“Doyon Foundation was there for me through the whole process of getting accepted into training,” Charlie said. “All I had to do was study after classes started. I’m very grateful to the staff. Special thanks to Doris Miller and Maurine McGinty for the effort in getting me into the training, and Doyon Security and Alyeska for the scholarship and sponsorship.”

The 13-week Law Enforcement Academy prepares graduates for careers in law enforcement and security. According to Scott Jones, director of investigations and training at DUS, there are always law enforcement and security positions available in Alaska, especially if the applicant is willing to relocate. “Within Doyon Universal Services, we endeavor to place all successful Alaska Native graduates,” he said.

Since graduating, Charlie said he plans to continue his role as a prevention officer with the State of Alaska. He also expects to pursue a position with Doyon Security, a division of DUS, in the near future.

To learn more about Doyon Foundation scholarship opportunities, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Maurine McGinty, scholarship program manager, at mcgintym@doyon.com or 907.459.2049.

Please pass this on to any interested youth ages 15-18 who is a TCC Tribal member and who resides within the region.

Deadline has been extended to July 10, 2015 by 5pm due to the fires.

Alaska Youth Academy to be held at UAF

Dates: July 27-31, 2015

Travel dates: July 26th and August 1st

Travel, lodging and food will be provide.

Youth who are working under the summer youth program can and will be paid for attending the camp.

Chaperones will be provided.

If there are any questions please contact Katina Charles at 907-452-8251 EXT 3353 or e-mail katina.charles@tananachiefs.org.

Youth Academy Application- TCC 2015.docx

Alaska Youth Academy Brochure 2015.pdf

Click here to see current training opportunities with Northern Industrial Training.

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program invites applications for BLaST Scholarships. The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska. Approximately 20 scholarships will be funded through this solicitation.

BLaST is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH encourages institutions to enhance the participation of individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, such as: 1) individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis [Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders]; 2) individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and 3) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as (a) individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds periodically published at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml and (b) individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career. For a complete description of the NIH’s Interest in Diversity see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-053.html.

For more information, click here.

Anyone pursuing or wanting to pursue a degree in Psychology, Biology, Human Services, Rural Human Services, Biochemistry, Fisheries, Wildlife,  or Allied Health? There is an AMAZING scholarship opportunity for UAF students pursuing the above degrees who will be taking 12 credits are more in the fall semester. The deadline is June 30! Email Teisha Simmons at tmsimmons@alaska.edu for more information.

How to Survive — and Excel in — Your College Years

Perhaps you were class president in high school. Or perhaps you were a member of the honor society. You could have graduated in the top percentile of your graduating class; perhaps you were even valedictorian. Maybe your were in the honors program or the International Baccalaureate program. Actually, it doesn’t really matter what you did in high school as you make the transition to college. High school success (or lack of it) doesn’t automatically apply to college.

Read more of this article at Quintessential Careers’ website by clicking here.

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