October 2017


There are two Radiologic Technology Scholarships currently open. This application is for both scholarships. 

1- STACY KAISER MEMORIAL FUND

Purpose
To provide scholarships for students currently enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical College.

Award Amount
One $1,000 scholarship from the Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund will be awarded to a second-year student. The award will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be an Alaska resident.
3. Applicants may be a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s
Community and Technical College.
4. The Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund scholarship is open to second year students (at least 30 credits earned) only.

2- BREAST CANCER DETECTION CENTER (BCDC) RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose
To provide scholarship support for students in the radiologic technology program at the Community and Technical College, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Award Amount
There will be one $1,000 award from the BCDC Scholarship. The scholarship will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be enrolled full time in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical
College.
3. Must have a strong interest in mammography.
4. Must intend to stay in Alaska after graduation.
5. Financial need is a primary consideration.

To apply for either of the scholarships above, please submit this application only once by 5pm on November 17th, 2017.

If you have questions about this scholarship or your application, please contact the UAF Scholarship Coordinator at uaf-scholarships@alaska.edu or 907-474-6228.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Native Student Union is proud to present the Fall 2017 UAF Alaska Native Oratory Competition to be held November 10th from 6:00-9:00pm in the Rural Student Services Gathering Room (2nd Floor of Brooks Building). Students may enter one or more categories. Prizes for each category include: a 3 credit tuition waiver (1st place) and prize baskets (2nd & 3rd place).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOTLIUifvmKPRVDTr7k8TqHgw8aW-ff8K5kvpcVYypaUZK-w/viewform?c=0&w=1

Mission

The Northern Alaska Indigenous Leadership Academy (NAILA) will help to address Alaska Native community-based wellness and sustainable development through investment in transformative training of local leaders.


Core Partners

NAILA will be administratively housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Rural and Community Development and led through a partnership with Ilisagvik College in Barrow and the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at UAF.


Approach

NAILA endeavors to build an integrated learning and career development community that explores qualities of Indigenous knowledge and leadership, increases knowledge of healing and wellness, draws insight and wisdom from elders and experienced leaders, and builds a foundation for community sustainability. Indigenous values and educational methodologies will be central to the Academy program and curriculum.


Goal

NAILA will engage a new generation of Alaska Native leaders and provide them with leadership skills to promote community development from within. Participants will become part of a peer network that will continue to foster organic dialogue, partnership, and initiatives, as well as connect them with future opportunities to advance their skills and education.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Senator Dan Sullivan is looking for exceptional Alaskan college students and recent graduates to join his team in Washington, D.C. Many of today’s best and brightest political minds began their careers in public service as interns in public relations, news organizations, and particularly in congressional offices.

Internships teach valuable skills and offer hands on experience in the fast-paced Capitol Hill environment. Washington, D.C. internships distinguish students and allow them to rise above the pack, particularly with competitive graduate programs. Students interested in politics, public service, public relations, research, and writing can gain valuable experience through Senator Sullivan’s D.C. internship. Through the program, interns are integrated into senior-level meetings and also attend U.S. Senate committee hearings, giving them exposure to critical issues that affect Alaskans and Americans.

An internship is an entry-level position best suited for a person who thinks creatively, wants to contribute to a team and, above all, yearns for opportunities to learn—whether about the legislative process, researching, writing or public communications.

Senator Sullivan’s Washington, D.C. office offers internships year round, including a summer, fall, and spring session. The upcoming spring session is from January 8 to May 11, 2018.

The deadline for applications is November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

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Internship Description, deadline 11.6.2017.pdf

Graduate Funding Opportunity

AIGC Accepting Applications for Science Post Graduate Loan for Service

Receive graduate or professional degree funding of up to $30,000
Deadline is October 31, 2017

AIGC administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of loans to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The goal is to promote opportunities for careers with tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded organizations on and off reservations. Loans are paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

Graduate and professional degrees include: STEM fields, medical, pharmacy, pharmacology and veterinary medicine, agriculture, geological studies, computing, communications, networking, information technology, environmental science, biomedical program majors and more. Any student from any major conducting research about STEM fields is also invited to apply.

Please visit aigcs.org for more information and to apply.

Online Lessons to be Created for Nine Indigenous Languages of Doyon Region

 

Doyon Foundation has received a three-year, $977,423 grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Alaska Native Educational Program to expand its language revitalization efforts through the Doyon Languages Online II project.

Group of language learners participate in an activity

Holy Cross Deg Xinag Language Gathering

Through the project, the Foundation will increase the number of people who speak Nee’anděg’ (Tanacross), Née’aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana), Deg Xinag and Denak’i (Upper Kuskokwim) by creating more than 220 online language-learning lessons, training teachers in the use of the technology through partnerships with the Alaska Gateway and Iditarod school districts, and field testing the lessons with students.

The funding will allow the Foundation to build on the progress of the existing Doyon Languages Online project, which is already in the process of developing online language-learning lessons for five of the Doyon region languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Benhti Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana), Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in).

“With this new grant, we will be able to produce online learning opportunities for nine of the 10 indigenous languages of the Doyon region,” said Doris Miller, executive director of Doyon Foundation. The nine languages targeted in the two Doyon Languages Online projects currently have little or no online educational materials for those wanting to learn.

Doyon Languages Online is a project of the Foundation’s language revitalization program, and is a partnership with 7000 Languages, a nonprofit that supports endangered language learning partially through software donated by Transparent Language. The Foundation first partnered with 7000 Languages in 2014 to create and provide learning content for the languages of the Doyon region in an accessible, engaging and proven online environment.

Two women at table reviewing Native language learning documents

Northway Where Are Your Keys Workshop

The 10 indigenous languages of the Doyon region represent half of the 20 total Alaska Native languages, which were recently made official languages of the state of Alaska. The 10 Doyon region languages are all severely to critically endangered, and are not being passed on to younger generations quickly enough to ensure their survival.

“Every year we are losing more of our Elders and first language speakers,” said Allan Hayton, director of the Foundation’s language revitalization program. “Today there are no villages in the Doyon region where children are learning their ancestral language as their first language.”

“But with this grant funding, combined with the support of our partners, the expertise of our Elders and teachers, and the interest of our people, there is real hope that we will pass on our languages to the next generations,” he said.

Doyon Foundation is the private foundation established in 1989 by Doyon, Limited to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. The Foundation, with support from Doyon, Limited, created the language revitalization program in 2012 to ensure the cultures and languages of the Doyon region are taught, documented and easily accessible.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and its language revitalization program and Doyon Languages Online project, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, executive director, or Allan Hayton, language revitalization program director, at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Celebrate by sharing your language!

 

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Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Doyon Foundation invites you to celebrate by sharing YOUR language!

Earlier this summer, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.

Join in the celebration by finding the “happy Indigenous Peoples Day” translation in your language below and sharing it on social media. Be sure to tag @DoyonFoundation and your language!

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Holikachuk#BenhtiKokhut’anaKenaga’

#DegXinag

#Denaakk’e

#Dinak’i

#DinjiiZhuhK’yaa

#Hän

#Holikachuk

#DihthâadXt’eenLlinAanďěg’

#Née’aaneegn’

#DoyonLanguages

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