November 2017


The Association on American Indian Affairs is accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2018 semester of the 2017/2018 school year.

All scholarships are for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes except for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship. Some of these scholarships are curriculum specific. Students from federally recognized tribes are not eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants enrolled in non-federally recognized tribes are only eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students in any curriculum.

Click HERE to learn more or to apply.

First Alaskans Institute is pleased to announce our recruitment for the 2018 Public Policy Fellowship to place up to two Alaska Native or rural Alaskans in Juneau from January to April 2018 during the Legislative session.

The goal of the legislative fellowship is for young Native leaders to become familiar with the legislative process, to understand their own histories and how their cultures inform their own leadership, and to learn how emerging policy issues impact Alaska Native peoples, communities and the State of Alaska. Participants will gain meaningful work experience while also supporting the flow of information between the our State Capital and Alaska Native communities.

Timeline and important dates:

§ Application deadline: December 1, 2017

§ Final selection of fellows: December 15, 2017

§ First Alaskans Institute Training: January 8 – 9, 2018 (TBA – Juneau)

§ Legislative Ethics Training: January 11 – 12, 2018 (TBA – Juneau)

Fellowship applications are attached and also available on our website: ellatonuchuk.

2018-Public-Policy-Fellowship-Application FINAL.doc

2018-Public-Policy-Fellowship-Application FINAL.pdf

Do you know an outstanding education advocate in the community who deserves recognition for their commitment?

You can submit a nomination form online for the 2017 Bernice M. Joseph Education Advocate of the Year award HERE. Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

About the Award:

The Bernice M. Joseph Advocate of the Year award recognizes a business or individual in the business community that have consistently shown a commitment to education through sustained partnership, outreach, or career development opportunities that improve the educational experience of students and demonstrate partnership innovation and creativity. All employees of Chamber member businesses are eligible to receive this award.

The staff of Doyon Foundation wants to wish everyone a Happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We also want to remind everyone that our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 – 24, for the holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 27th.

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Native American Heritage Month Series

Our last events for Native American Heritage Month will take place after Thanksgiving Break. Here’s the schedule:

Traditional Inuit Tattoos – Tuesday 11/28 from 1-2:00pm

Marjorie Tahbone shares her research and practice of traditional knowledge among Inuit cultures.

Visiting Elder – Tuesday 11/28 from 5:30-6:30pm

Join Ruth Biden for coffee and conversation. Ruth was born and raised in Utqiaġvik and now lives in Fairbanks, AK.

Storytelling Hour – Thursday 11/30 from 9-10:00am

Start your morning with Kenneth Frank. He will treat us to some Gwich’in traditional stories, oral history, and humor.

Food Preservation Demo – Thursday 11/30 from 5:30-7:00pm

Join Kathleen Meckel and Adrienne Blatchford as they talk about natural food sources and demonstrate preserving them.

All events are free and will be in the Brooks Gathering Room. No sign-up necessary!

If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Pauling at bpaulin1.

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Rural Student Services

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm

If you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call (907) 474-7871 (locally) or (888) 478-1452 (toll free within Alaska).

You can also schedule online at:

http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss/advising-appointments/

Office location: Second Floor Brooks Buildling

Email: uaf-rss

Website: www.uaf.edu/ruralss/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafrss/

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– Karly Gundersen, Port Lions

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Introduction

The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

Since 1998, the SAA has used the endowment income to award the annual Arthur C. Parker Scholarship in support of archaeological training for Native Americans who are students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. In 2009, the SAA added two new awards in support of undergraduate and graduate archaeology education.

Support for these scholarships comes in several ways: through individual donations, an annual silent auction at the SAA meetings, book royalties, and grants. For questions about the applications process or to make a donation, please contact the Committee Chair.

The following competitive scholarships are currently offered:

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship and NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiian

To support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs (up to $5,000).

SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

To support undergraduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $5,000).

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

To support graduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $10,000).

To apply, download an application here:
Application for 2018 Awards (Word Document)

For more information click HERE.

Join us for the Doyon Foundation fall 2017 student dinner! We will have food (including moose soup!), door prizes, and Native language demonstrations and activities. Students, alumni, family, friends and supporters are all welcome to attend this free event.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Doyon Industrial Facility

615 Bidwell Ave. in Fairbanks

If you are a Foundation alumni, please let us know if you can bring a dish to share and/or a door prize to donate.

The event is FREE but please RSVP at http://conta.cc/2A5BMif.

GCI is seeking two Alaska Natives looking to further their careers in TV/film and digital. GCI is partnering with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, a nonprofit committed to advancing diversity in the cable industry, to offer a fellowship program to two Alaska Native content creators—directors, producers, playwrights, etc. Throughout this month, GCI is accepting applications to win one of two spots to the foundations’s 9th Hollywood Creative Forum in Los Angeles in February.

The goal is to help these winners establish lifelong connections to the film industry to help propel their professional careers in TV and film. Below are links to a fact sheet and press release with more details. The deadline is Nov. 30, 2017.

Learn more and find out how to apply! https://www.gci.com/why-gci/walter-kaitz-foundation

GCI_Walter Kaitz press release.pdf final.pdf

GCI_WALTER KAITZ_FACTSHEET_final.pdf

NAPLP is a full scholarship program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied American politics at the George Washington University in Washington DC. As part of the Semester in Washington Politics program, NAPLP is funded by a generous gift from AT&T. The scholarship covers up to nine credits in tuition, on-campus housing, round-trip air travel, and a stipend for books and living expenses ($2,400 in two installments). Students also have the opportunity to have an internship in places such as a congressional office, national tribal organization or a federal agency and to develop lasting connections with a cohort of Native American students from across the country.

CIPP is the George Washington University-based center whose purpose is to research, educate, and promote public awareness on issues of significance to Indigenous communities. In the GW spirit of scholarship and service, we hope that students who participate in NAPLP return to their schools and communities with fresh perspectives, knowledge, and skills about the political process and community organizing and that they feel better prepared to give back to and take a leadership role in their communities.

Students may apply online at naplp with any questions you may have.

The purpose of the Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to students who are participating in a study abroad and/or international or national exchange program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Erica Keiko Iseri of Fairbanks died unexpectedly Sept. 4, 2016. Erica worked in the study away program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a long affiliation with the university as a teacher and a student.

An inspiration to all who knew her, Erica advised and mentored hundreds of international and national exchange students studying at UAF, and UAF students attending national and international programs around the world. Erica is remembered by a vast network of national and international educators as a caring and supportive colleague, and for her service in professional organizations and with university partners.

Ultimately, she will be remembered as the kindest and most generous of friends, who touched and inspired many lives.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:

1-Complete the supplemental application and essay questions.
2-Be a student approved for an international or domestic exchange or study abroad experience.
3-Demonstrate financial need.

Please submit this application only once if you would like to apply for the 2017-2018 Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship by the deadline of 5pm November 27th.

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 to apply.

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Native American Heritage Month Series

Here are this week’s events! We hope to see you there!

Wood Carving Workshop – Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm

Watch Da-ka-xeen Mehner demonstrate wood carving and listen to him discuss the cultural history of his style.

Koyukon Language Circle – Friday from 2-3:00pm

Led by Dewey Hoffman, join us for an afternoon of Koyukon language!

Positive Connection Night: Potluck-Style Family Dinner – Friday from 5-7:00pm

Join us for a potluck-style family dinner! Bring a dish, grab some food, sit down, relax, and enjoy everyone’s company. Stuffed moose heart and soup will definitely be there.

All events are free and will be in the Brooks Gathering Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Pauling at bpaulin1@alaska.edu.

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Rural Student Services

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm

If you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call (907) 474-7871 (locally) or (888) 478-1452 (toll free within Alaska).

You can also schedule online at:

http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss/advising-appointments/

Office location: Second Floor Brooks Buildling

Email: uaf-rss

Website: www.uaf.edu/ruralss/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafrss/

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Announcement Date: October 23, 2017

Submission Date: November 19, 2017

Awards Announced: December 15, 2017 (estimated)

Funding Period: January 14, 2018 – May 12, 2018

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The Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program invites proposals for mentored undergraduate research projects. 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.

Click HERE for more information.

 

Spring 2018 Application Deadline Extended to December 11

HOW TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP INSTRUCTIONS

Students applying for a Doyon Foundation scholarship will now be using the Foundation’s new streamlined, user-friendly online application process. The scholarship application portal is now accessible, and applications are currently being accepted for the spring 2018 semester.

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Due to the new application process, the Foundation has extended the scholarship application deadline to Monday, December 11 at 5 p.m. AKST.

To apply for a scholarship, students should visit the Foundation’s website. All previous scholarship data was transferred to the new system, so existing scholarship recipients do not need to create a new account. Current students should type in their email address for their user name; their password will be the same. First-time applicants should follow the instructions for creating a new account: HOW TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT INSTRUCTIONS.

For additional details on using the new system to apply for a scholarship, view step-by-step instructions: HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP INSTRUCTIONS.  Applicants who need assistance accessing or using the new system should contact the scholarship program manager at foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

Applicants will find the new system to offer a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. For example, through the new system, students will receive automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines and items needed to complete their applications. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded directly to the scholarship portal. The new system will also offer better scholarship reporting and management for Foundation staff.

“We chose this new system because it has a simple, intuitive design and is easy to understand and navigate,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation executive director. “Our hope is that it will make applying for scholarships even easier for our students.”

For more information or assistance, visit the Foundation website, www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

 

Here are your November Native Words of the Month in Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) and Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)! Hai’ and Tsin’ee to our translators, Allan Hayton and Irene Solomon Arnold.

Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)

Gwichin November photo by Richard Mueller

Photo by Richard Mueller

November = Divii Zhrii

Deegii’in? = What are they doing?

Oodee shahan vizheh shih leii vikeech’agahch’yaa. = They are cooking lots of food at my mom’s house.

Listen to an audio recording of the translation: 

Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)

Tanacross Nov photo

November = Demee Sǎa’, “Sheep Month”

Xníik’áatth = It became cold.

Nah’ôg xníik’áatth. = It turned cold outside.

Listen to an audio recording of the translation: 

 

Doyon Foundation is in the final stages of finalizing its new online scholarship application process, and the new application portal will be available soon. Due to the new application process, the Foundation has extended the spring 2018 scholarship application deadline to Monday, December 11 at 5 p.m. AKST.

As soon as the new portal is available, the Foundation will make an announcement on its website, blog and Facebook page. Current students will also be contacted via email with instructions on logging into the new portal and completing the application process.

Applicants will find the new system to offer a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. For example, through the new system, students will receive automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines and items needed to complete their applications. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded directly to the scholarship portal. The new system will also offer better scholarship reporting and management for Foundation staff.

“We chose this new system because it has a simple, intuitive design and is easy to understand and navigate,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation executive director. “Our hope is that it will make applying for scholarships even easier for our students.”

For more information, visit the Foundation website, www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.