October 2018


The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (U-M FPHLP) is a 10- week residential summer program that provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. FPHLP students will be introduced to public health careers, strengthen and broaden their leadership for addressing health equity, increase their awareness of health disparities, build practical experiences, and develop a baseline understanding of the intersecting issues around public health. Housing and transportation are provided to selected participants, as well as a stipend to cover additional living expenses while in the program.

Applications open November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 11:59pm EST. 

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Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a call for an evaluator for the Doyon Languages Online project. Interested parties are encouraged to view the RFP (request for proposals) and submit required application materials. The position will be open until filled.

The selected evaluator will work with the project manager of Doyon Languages Online II, which is working to create 224 introductory online lessons for four of the endangered Doyon region languages: Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana), Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross), Deg Xinag, and Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim). The effort is in partnership with the Iditarod Area School District and the Alaska Gateway School District.

In 2017 Doyon Foundation received a three-year, $977,423 grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Alaska Native Educational Program for this work, which builds on the progress of the existing Doyon Languages Online project. Doyon Languages Online is currently 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).

Together, Doyon Languages Online and Doyon Languages Online II will produce online learning opportunities for nine of the 10 indigenous languages of the Doyon region. The project is a partnership with 7000Languages, a nonprofit that supports endangered language learning partially through software donated by Transparent Language Online.

Interested applicants should complete the online application and submit a cover letter, resume and evaluation proposal (scope of work). The proposal should include a project description, timeline and budget. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation with questions prior to submitting a proposal.

For more information on the project scope, background, qualifications and selection process, and to access the application, please see the evaluator RFP for details.

For additional information, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Allan Hayton at haytona@doyon.com or 907.459.2162.

Dear Alaska Educator,

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has a partnership with the US Department of Education that will allow us to provide full tuition, living stipends, and a year of post-program mentorship to Native Americans who want to earn a master’s degree in education and a California teaching credential (which can also be used to teach in other states).

To learn more about the Claremont Native American Fellowship, visit the CNA Fellowship web page, and learn more by reading the FAQs .

CNASocialMedia.pdf

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Frequently Asked Questions_10.16.2018B.pdf

Overview

Policygenius, the easy way to compare and buy insurance, will award one scholarship to a college student for the Spring 2019 semester — because the best path to financial protection is to start young.

Prize: $3,000 scholarship

Bonus: Winning essay may be published in Policygenius Magazine.

Details

Assignment: Write an original essay answering the following questions: What future financial goal are you most worried about achieving? What steps are you taking now to help yourself achieve it?

Word Count: 550 to 1,500 words

Deadline: November 2, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

MISSION:

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

Iḷisaġvik College and the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invite you to apply to the 2019 NAILA cohort.

GENERAL ACADEMY DESCRIPTION:

NAILA is a dynamic and transformative academy, integrating best practices from successful leadership development and training programs. Participants will engage in a series of  audio-conferences in preparation for a face-to-face weeklong intensive program, designed in a retreat format. Participants may earn credit either through UAF or Iḷisaġvik College.

NAILA has a limited capacity of 25 participants. We are seeking a broad range of participants from across Northern Alaska, with diversity in culture, gender, and backgrounds. Please understand that if you are not accepted for this cohort it is most likely due to a limitation on the spaces we have available.

NAILA will be hosted April 12-17, 2019, in Fairbanks.

Click HERE for more information!

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

Applications are due October 25, 2018.

Click HERE for more information.

The deadline for the 2019 Spring internship with the office of United States Senator Dan Sullivan is fast approaching!

Their office is in search of students who are assertive, engaged and eager to learn! Students will work in our D.C. office for roughly 3 months and become completely submerged in the legislative process. Interns may assist the Senator on the senate floor, help author press releases or support a legislative aide as they work on some of the nation’s most pressing current issues. Students will receive a bi-weekly stipend and would be eligible to obtain academic credit for their participation.

The spring session will begin on Jan. 8th, 2019 and conclude on Mar. 11th , 2019. The application deadline is November 5th , 2018.

Senator Murkowski’s Intern Coordinator will be in Alaska during the beginning of November. Let me know if you would be interested in hosting a class/office visit! We would love come and to share additional information with students!

Please feel free to forward this information to students or department interns.

Click here to view the internship page.

For more information contact Sharai Mason, Staff Assistant & Intern Recruiter at sharai_mason.

Senator Dan Sullivan’s Internship Program Brochure.pdf

Senator Dan Sullivan’s Internship Description.pdf

Senator Sullivan’s Internship Program.pdf

Anaqalluataq (Good Evening in Iñupiatun)!

Next week is a week many have fondly termed, “Alaska Native New Year.” Many will travel to Dgheyaytnu (Anchorage) to engage in a week of incredible convenings, important conversations, and connections with family and dear friends.

With that, we always want to create a space for our languages, everywhere we are, in everything we do.

Two years ago, there was a grassroots gathering of Alaska Native language revitalization activists, learners, teachers, elders meeting Juneau two years penned the Alaska Native Language Summit. Because we are on Dena’ina land in 2018, this gathering is Huch’itidulq’uł: We Begin Building a Fire for Ourselves.

Attached is the agenda for the event, and a flyer to share. If you’d like to volunteer, let us know!

Huch’itidulq’uł (We Begin Building a Fire for Ourselves)

Alaska Native Language Summit 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Chin’an to Kenaitze Indian Tribe and to our sponsors Sealaska Corporation, Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Quyanaq,

Qiġñaaq

Cordially sent on behalf of the team:

Veri di Suvero

Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie

Joel Isaak

Dewey Kkʼołeyo Hoffman

Margi Dashevsky

David Russell-Jensen

Melissa Shaginoff

Huch’itidulq’uł Flow FINAL.pdf

Huch’itidulq’uł Alaska Native Languages Summit 2018 Flyer.pdf

See a link to the latest Alaska Native Language Revitalization Digest below.

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol.3 No.14 10.6.18.pdf

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Celebrate by sharing your language

 

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

In 2017, 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!

#DihthâadXt’eenIinAand’ěg’
#Nee’aaneegn’
#DegXinag
#Dinak’i
#BenhtiKokhut’anaKenaga’
#Holikachuk
#Denaakk’e
#Hän
#DinjiiZhuhK’yaa

Want to learn your language? Sign up for Doyon Languages Online – courses in HolikachukGwich’in, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’ and Hän are now available for FREE to all interested language learners!

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three wonderful one-credit classes this Fall 2018. These are non-traditional, one credit course offerings within the Alaska Native Business Management minor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.

Flyers and images of these courses are listed below

Boardroom Minutes is being offered in response to a request from the 2017 Alaska Native Corporation Board Member Peer Exchange. That request is being met through this class which will be taught by Mr. Phil Blumstein.

ANCSA Land is being taught by Mr. Ethan Schutt again this year. Mr. Schutt will be addressing contemporary issues in 7(i) and resource development in his one credit class.

Intro to Alaska Native Business is a wonderful introductory course to ANCSA and the corporations it established. This class also looks at various fields within the Alaska Native Corporation.

BA A490B Boardroom Minutes class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A490B ANCSA Land class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A201 Intro to Alaska Native Business class – FALL 2018.pdf

2018_UAA_Indigenous-Peoples-Day.pdf

Oct photo - Black willowHere is your October Native Word of the Month in Deg Xinag! Thank you to our translator, Edna Deacon of Grayling!

Q’elgesr = black willow (young)

Q’elgesr nihałtrith = Whipping the black willow*

* People would whip the willow as they were walking; it makes a whistling sound and is considered protection.

Listen to an audio recording of the October word:

Listen to an audio recording of the October phrase: