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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.