December 2018


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Photo courtesy of Jdmoar.

As you make your New Year’s Eve plans, consider an end-of-year gift to Doyon Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift will forward the efforts of the hundreds of students who depend on our scholarship program, as well as support the important work of our language revitalization program, striving to revitalize the endangered languages of the Doyon region.

There are many easy ways to show your support of the Foundation now and throughout the year:

On behalf of the Foundation staff, board and students we serve, thank you for your support. Happy New Year!

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From all of us here at Doyon Foundation, we wish you a safe and happy holiday.
Our office will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, as we celebrate the holidays with our friends and families.
Merry Christmas!
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Merry Christmas from the Doyon Foundation family: Jenna, Flo, Diloola, Allan, Doris, Jennifer and Nathan

As you make out your holiday shopping lists, consider a gift to Doyon Foundation. A donation made in honor or memory of a loved one is a meaningful gift with lasting impact.

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Your tax-deductible gift will forward the efforts of the hundreds of students who depend on our scholarship program, as well as support the important work of our language revitalization program, striving to revitalize the endangered languages of the Doyon region.

To make a holiday gift to Doyon Foundation, simply visit our website. To make an honorary or memorial donation, please send us an email at foundation@doyon.com or call us at 907.459.2048.

In addition, there are many easy ways to show your support of the Foundation throughout the year:

On behalf of the Foundation staff, board and students we serve, thank you for your support. Merry Christmas!

Native American Congressional Internship

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

The Udall Internship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance and health care, as well as the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Doyon, Limited is seeking a Help Desk Technician.  Located in Anchorage, the position’s role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving end user help requests. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level.

Click HERE to learn more or to apply.

2019-2020 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Opportunities

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships and internships from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and disciplines. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows and interns will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which promotes greater collaboration among scholars, archives, and Indigenous communities.

Predoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 1, 2019)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward completion of the dissertation. A stipend of $25,000 (plus benefits) will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. In addition, the predoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56007.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 1, 2019)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project. A stipend that includes the option for health benefits will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. The stipend will be in the $45-60K range (depending on benefits). In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at

https://apply.interfolio.com/55932.

Short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship (deadline March 1, 2019)

These fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American and Indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects. Preference will be given to those who are working closely with Native communities and who plan to share their research with Native communities. The stipend is $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS for the summer 2019 DKS workshop. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56341.

Undergraduate Summer Internship (deadline February 15, 2019)

These paid 8-week internships provide three talented undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. The internship will take place from mid-June to mid-August 2019. During this time students will work at the APS Library and may have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. The stipend is between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs), plus a travel allowance. Further information about the internship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56020.

About the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

CNAIR focuses on helping Indigenous communities and scholars to discover and utilize the APS collection in innovative ways. The Collections comprise a vast archive of documentary sources (including manuscript materials, audio recordings, and images) related to over 650 indigenous cultures, predominantly from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Indigenous Subject Guide may be accessed through the CNAIR webpage: http://www.amphilsoc.org/CNAIR

Questions about NASI fellowships should be directed to libfellows or 215-440-3400

NASI_2019-2020.pdf
NASI_Internship.pdf

Empowering 2019 Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections is now accepting applications until Monday, January 10, 2019 by 5 PM. For further details, please see attached PDF or contact Lisa Sheffield Guy at lisa@arcus.org or by telephone 907-474-1600.

To empower Indigenous scholars and provide a key opportunity for officials at U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups working on Arctic issues to learn and integrate information/perspectives from multiple Arctic knowledge systems, ARCUS and ICC Alaska invite applications from and/or nominations of leading Arctic Indigenous scholars to travel to Washington D.C. Four scholars will be selected to participate in 2019 and travel expenses and per diem will be provided. While the selected Arctic Indigenous Scholars are in D.C., ARCUS and ICC-Alaska will facilitate meetings with officials at relevant agencies and organizations, where scholars will be able to share their interests, learn of available resources, build toward collaborative relationships, and provide on-the-ground perspectives to key decision-makers. Indigenous Scholars will also provide an open seminar/webinar to Arctic policy-makers and others interested in the Arctic. The Smithsonian Center for Arctic Studies will also host the scholars for a full day, with opportunities for scholars to present their issues, meet staff, and tour collections. Applications due Monday, 10 January 2019 by 5:00pm AKST.

https://www.arcus.org/indigenous-scholars

2019_call_for_indigenous_scholars_application_packet.pdf

GVEA awards eight (8) scholarships each year. The first seven are awarded each spring, and the eighth is awarded in August.

The following information details the four different categories of scholarships GVEA offers. (See the list of the most-current scholarship recipients below.)

  • Academic Degree Scholarship ($15,000) … 1 Scholarship Awarded (each spring)

This is a four-year scholarship and is only awarded to one student each year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA’s service area. Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree at any University of Alaska campus and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5.

  • Academic Scholarship ($2,500) … 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA’s service area. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 required.  Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree at an accredited school.

  • Continuing Education Scholarship ($2,000) … 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Current year graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applicant must have completed 12 or more credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

  • Career & Technical Education Scholarship ($2,500) … 1 Scholarship Awarded (each August)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to one student per year. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading towards a recognized license, certificate or an Associate degree (2 years or less). Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent education institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Click HERE for more information or to apply!

We are pleased to present our December Native words of the month. Thank you to our speakers Irene Solomon Arnold and Rose Benson (Tanacross) and George Holly, Jr. (Deg Xinag).

Tanacross

Tanana River

Wunenh Nach’ehjêdh = December

Wunenh Nach’ehjêdh deh ch’e Wut’áxdį́hteey ts’enǐinn’ exúnłeen. = December is the month that Christ was born.

Listen to an audio recording:

Deg Xinag

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Deliq’oy toł = Mountain tea

Ninh, ngoxo deliq’oy toł nidhitlsenh. = Here, I made you some mountain tea.

Listen to an audio recording:

For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.