January 2016

Fog Woman Coffee is pleased to announce: The 2016 Fog Woman Coffee Higher Education Scholarship award is $1500! –  Application period open February 1 – May 31, 2016. Good luck!

 Fog Woman Coffee higher education scholarship:
Higher education is the key to your future success!    Past applicants who did not receive an award and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.  Are you a past recipient of the Fog Woman Coffee Scholarship?  We would like to hear from you.  Let us know what you are doing.

  1. Please Mail Application and all documents to:  2016 Application

Fog Woman Coffee Scholarship
PO BOX 11691
Bainbridge IS, WA 98110

  1. Eligibility:  

All Alaska Natives who are defined as “Native” under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 43 U.S.C. 16029(b) or • Native lineal descendants of Alaska Natives enrolled in an urban or village native corporation, or from Metlakatla Indian Community.  Must provide name of tribe and urban or village corporation affiliation and copy of enrollment card.

  1. Selection Criteria:     Applicants will be selected and awarded a scholarship based on the following:
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement- min 2.5 GPA
  • Applicants personal history and educational goals
  • Applicants positive contribution to their community
  • Veteran

Get Out The Native Vote Media Contest!

Do you vote? Do you think it’s important for your voice to be heard?

Tanana Chiefs Conference wants to know why you take the time to fill out a ballot, whether it be at the local, state or federal level.

We want to get our beneficiaries excited about participating in the democratic process, so we are hosting a contest to help us generate promotional materials that are inspiring to our community members.


· Contest Description:

· Create a poster or a video (less than 5 minutes in length) describing why voting is important to you and why others should get to the ballot box!

· Eligibility:

o All Tanana Chiefs Conference beneficiaries not currently employed by TCC.

· Contestants younger than 18 will need to submit a parental consent form, found here: link on web page.

· How to Enter:

o Email attachment to marna.sanford before March 4th, 2016.

o Mail thumb drive with electronic file, DVD, CD or hardcopy to 122 1st Ave., Ste. 600, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

· Winners will be announced at our annual Convention, March 14-17, 2016 and featured at our Get Out The Native Vote Convention presentation.

· Prizes:

o 1st place poster and 1st place video will win an iPad

o 2nd place poster and 2nd place video will win $50 iTunes card

· 3rd place poster and 3rd place video will win $20 iTunes card

· Judging Criteria:

o Clear and convincing message

o Visual appeal

· Design originality

· Copyright/Original Work/Intellectual Property Rights:

o Each contestant represents that he or she is the sole author and owner of their submission and that the poster does not infringe any copyright of a third party; by entering contest, each contestant grants perpetual license to use and distribute submission.


Attend an accredited Teacher Training in Denali!

Financial support is available to teachers wishing to attend some of Alaska Geographic’s fantastic field-based courses taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Professional development credit is available through the University of Alaska.

Click here to learn more and access the application: http://bit.ly/1Nyjh0z

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Please be reminded that the Doyon Foundation Language Grant deadline is February 12, 2016.

Our Language Revitalization Program will award six language revitalization grants up to $5,000 each. These grants will be awarded to organizations who wish to undertake a project to revitalize their Native language. Proposals are due by February 12, 2016. To learn more, view our flyer or download the application packet.

Don Young Washington, D.C. Internship Program

Through these internships, students will gain invaluable experience in the legislative process by working side-by-side my team of experienced staff.

Internships run throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters for college students. It’s important to note, summer internships are highly competitive due to the large volume of applicants.

Suggested Internship Application Dates

Internship applications in my office are always accepted on a rolling basis; however I encourage all prospective applicants to submit their materials by the dates listed below.

  • Summer Internship Application: April 15
  • Fall Internship Application: August 15
  • Spring Internship Application: December 15

If interested, click HERE for more information on how to apply.

Internships in Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Office

Senator Murkowski offers a number of internship opportunities in both her Washington, D.C. office, as well as select state office locations. Internship programs are available for recent high school graduates, current college students, and recent college graduates.

Interns will assist Senator Murkowski’s staff in legislative and constituent duties. Candidates must be able writers and possess excellent communications skills. Interns assist in the day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks within the office such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, running errands, and assisting staff with research projects. Interns gain insight into the workings of a Senate office and how the legislative process works. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy the many educational and cultural activities that are available in the Washington, D.C. area.

Intern Program details are available below. If you have any questions regarding Senator Murkowski’s internship program, please contact Ayla O’Scannell at 202-224-6665.

Summer Intern Program for Recent High School Graduates – Washington, D.C

All Alaskan high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski’s Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of twenty students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator’s office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please view the 2016 Internship Information Form below. Those interested may apply online by clicking here or by filling out a paper application attached below. Electronic or faxed applications are preferred. Please fax applications to 202-224-5301 attn: Intern Coordinator.

The 2016 H.S. Intern Program:

  • Applications for the 2016 H.S. Internship Program will be accepted until 11:59pm AKST, March 10th, 2016
  • Program Dates:
    •  1st Session: May 31 through June 17, 2016
    •  2nd Session: June 20 through July 8, 2016

Click HERE to see a scholarship list compiled by North Pole High School.


Interested in space?  Here’s a great article that includes scholarship opportunities to learn more!

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/24/scholarships-space-natives-all-ages-are-invited-space-camp-163175,

This spring the Young Professionals Group is hosting the first annual statewide summit for young professionals in Alaska. The Summit features 2 full days of extensive networking opportunities, and fast paced, intensive training to prepare and motivate them to be better, more productive leaders and employees in our communities. There is NO AGE LIMIT to attend.

The Summit is hosted by the Young Professionals Group, the largest young professional organization in Alaska with over 400 actively engaged young professionals.

YPG enhances young professional’s careers through social, philanthropic, and professional development activities and events. YPG aims to connect diverse young professionals across Anchorage, and create a force that will both strengthen and grow the community as we continue to attract more young professionals to live, work, play, and stay in Anchorage, Alaska.

The theme for this year’s Summit is Innovative Leadership.

The conference hosts over 20 immersive workshops and compelling seminars presented by over 40 successful and experienced government, business, and community leaders, and other experts in their field. Programs and events are geared towards all levels of employees and executives regardless of industry or profession.

Some examples include:

      Master Negotiation

      Elevate Your Sales

      Powerful Social Media Branding

      The Art of Customer Service

      Building, Motivating, and Leading Your Team

      Fundraising Tactics & Trends

      Addressing the Generational Gap

      Sharpen Your Business Communication Skills

      Public Speaking Skills

Attendees are a diverse group of young professionals coming from all different industry backgrounds and disciplines from across Alaska. This Summit has generated extremely positive feedback in awareness campaigns and surveys, and projects over 200 attendees at minimum.

Listed below are Sponsorship opportunities available for the Alaska Young Professionals Summit. Please share this with your board, management, and fellow employees. Sponsoring this conference is a great way to get your name, brand, and message out in front of hundreds of motivated millennials!

For more information, please contact Corey Hester, Young Professionals Group Director, at (907) 677-7103 or corey@anchoragechamber.org.

The Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applications for three paid summer internships. The positions are open to tribally-affiliated students. Applications are due March 15, 2016.

Please circulate the attached Call for Applications to your students. You may contact me for additional information or questions.

We hope to hear from you and your students.

Erin Fehr (Yup’ik) | Archivist

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Sequoyah National Research Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204

501.569.8336 | ehfehr | ualr.edu/sequoyah


Here is an exciting opportunity for students to intern with Where Are Your Keys? this summer.

Every summer WAYK runs a Summer Intensive where we work closely with a host community to focus on one particular language.  This summer, with support from the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) and other regional organizations, we will be headed to the Aleutian Islands!  We’ll be spending the summer months (May 30th-August 15th) working with fluent speakers of Niiĝuĝim Tunuu (also known as Western or “Atkan” Aleut) in Atka, Alaska.

APIA is sponsoring three WAYK interns this summer.  Although these positions are unpaid, all costs associated with the program (lodging, food, and transportation) will be covered by this funding.  This is a unique experience for students to participate in the hands-on work of language revitalization, and in addition to gaining proficiency in Niiĝuĝim Tunuu, interns will receive training and practice with the WAYK method, language pedagogy, curriculum design, and language revitalization project management.

We have just posted the application for these internship positions, and we are hoping that you will help us disseminate the application to motivated students.  Applications are due February 8th. To be clear, participants do not have to be students of linguistics! In the past we have had wonderful interns who have been studying languages, education, anthropology, indigenous/native studies, neuroscience, computer programming, film production, theater, and more.  We would love to have interns with a wide array of skills and interests join us this summer.

If you know students, learners, teachers, or language champions who might be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to our blog to learn more.

Thank you all!  For more information contact Evan Gardner at email: evan@whereareyourkeys.org or phone: 503-984-1878.

Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Public Media Internships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the paid internships is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting.


Location: Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media’s offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a Public Television station in the United States. Vision Maker Media will contact Public Television stations that are requested by interns to determine placement options.


  1. Multimedia and/or transmedia experience in journalism, writing, video, audio, editing, public relations/marketing and/or websites.
  2. Experience with social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, blogs, etc.).
  3. Be enrolled in a journalism, communications, or Native studies graduate or undergraduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Eligible applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents of the United States.

(For assistance: 402-472-3522 or visionmaker@unl.edu)

Doyon Foundation is hosting a Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) language workshop in Northway at the Naabia Niign Youth Center on January 23, followed by a series of daily sessions January 24 – 27. You must be registered to attend, and the RSVP deadline is January 20. Download the flyer to learn more, RSVP online, or download the registration form.

You may choose to attend either the workshop or the daily sessions, or both. However, we request that workshop participants commit to staying for the entire workshop to receive the full benefits. Please note that the daily sessions are focused on Upper Tanana, but open to all.

The workshops are free and open to anyone interested in learning or teaching Native language, with a focus on Doyon, Limited shareholders and Doyon region tribal members. Non-shareholders should contact the Foundation before registering.

For more information, contact 907.459.2048 or stickmans@doyon.com. Remember – you must be registered to attend and the RSVP deadline is Wednesday, January 20. RSVP online, or download the registration form.

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