November 2018


Public Policy Fellowship Application for 2019 Legislative Session

Application Due Date: MONDAY, December 3, 2018

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce its 2019 Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) to place Alaska Native and rural Alaskans in Juneau during the 2019 Legislative session. The goal of the PPF is that emerging leaders will be familiar with the legislative process; understand their own histories; learn and use the skills of past, present and future leadership; and know the evolving issues that confront Alaska Natives and the State of Alaska. Participants will have hands-on experience working with the legislative and political process, creating a real-time two-way flow of information between the Alaska State Capitol and our Alaska Native communities.

Public Policy Fellowship Application – Apply Today!

· Apply online (Survey Monkey)

· Download the application (PDF)

· Visit our website for more information

Example duties and core competencies successful fellows are encouraged to have and pursue:

· Written/Verbal Communication: Capture and disseminate relevant information; Draft speeches; Draft legislation; Draft legislative citations (memorial, honorary); Draft and distribute District Newsletter; Provide oral testimony before committees; Attend committee hearings and provide written or verbal summaries to legislative staff.

· Social: “Constituent Work” – communicate and work with constituents in the office or by phone/mail/email to respond to their concerns and interests; Problem solve; Attend committee meetings, constituent meetings and staff meetings.

· Research/Analytical: Analyze legislation; Research; Track budget development; Follow bills and help draft or carry legislation; Track and research Alaska Native issues.

· Office Management: Process emails; Process printed mail; Schedule meetings on Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, etc.

2019 will mark the 11th year of the Public Policy Fellowship. This paid fellowship is 14 weeks in length, from January 15 to April 14, 2019.The fellowship will begin with an orientation in Juneau. Fellows will be expected to work five days a week at the placement office with the exception of the scheduled leadership training sessions and holidays or approved days off. All confirmed 2019 fellows will be provided a housing stipend, a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and bi-weekly pay.

FAI is a statewide Alaska Native non-profit organization whose mission is: “True to identity, heritage, and values Alaska Natives are informed and engaged in leading the decisions that shape the future.” Our vision is Progress for the next 10,000 years…

Timeline

· Application due date: Monday, December 3, 2018

· Final selection of fellows: December 14, 2018

· Placement with host legislative office finalized: December 28, 2018

· First Alaskans Institute Training: January 8 – 9, 2019 (Juneau)

· Legislative Ethics Training: January 10 – 11, 2019 (Juneau)

· Public Policy Fellowship: January 15 – April 14, 2019 (Juneau)

Basis for Selection
Successful applicants will be selected based on an application process, which requires applicants to submit:

□ Pages 3 and 4 of the application form;
□ Typed biography describing personal, professional and family background (250 word limit);□ Current resume no more than 2 pages;
□ Two current letters of recommendation;
□ Written essay (250 – 650 word limit) OR submit a short video Essa (1 minute 30 seconds – 3 minutes limit);
□ Unofficial transcripts if still attending a post-secondary institution although there is no academic requirement to be eligible. Official transcripts may be requested if you are a successful fellow; and
□ If Alaska Native/American Indian, please include a copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal ID Card.

Address application materials and questions to:
Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk
First Alaskans Institute
606 E Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Telephone: 907.677.1707
Fax: 907.677.1780
E-mail: ellatonuchuk

Visit for more information: https://firstalaskans.org/leadership-development/public-policy-fellowship/2019-public-policy-fellowship/

2019 FAI PPF Application.pdf

Shifting away from the assimilation model: Exploring methods for successful indigenous education

12/7/2018
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

Reynolds Classroom

Join X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages, UAS, and Charlene Stern, Assistant Professor, Department Co-Chair, Native Student Union Faculty Advisor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, UAF for a workshop that proposes new models for education. Designed for educators and administrators from K-12 and higher education and educators in informal educational settings. Space is limited; registration recommended. Included with admission.

Go to the below link to purchase tickets.

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=50225

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.