September 2019

DF_41_OpenPosition Promotion_FBIt’s an exciting time here at Doyon Foundation, with our vibrant scholarship program supporting hundreds of students in their academic journey, and our language revitalization program, which has picked up incredible momentum, launching our first four Doyon Languages Online courses this summer!

There are currently two exciting ways to join the Foundation team: as our new data entry clerk or Doyon Languages Online project manager. We are currently recruiting for both of these open positions, and invite all interested applicants to review the job descriptions and apply online.

Our Doyon Languages Online project manager position is perfect for someone who is passionate about the revitalization of Native languages. This person will be responsible for the coordination and completion of the Doyon Languages Online project, which we launched earlier this summer with the roll-out of the first four online language-learning courses in HolikachukGwich’inDenaakk’e and Benhti Kenaga’.  This is a full-time position with funding secured through September 30, 2020, although future grant opportunities may be secured to extend the position. Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled.

We are also seeking a data entry clerk, who will be responsible for entering student scholarship information into our database, and assisting our scholarship program manager with scholarship program duties. Applicants should be high school graduates or equivalent. This is a full-time position in our Fairbanks office. Applications will be accepted online through Thursday, September 26.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions and requirements, and apply online at Know someone who may be qualified and interested? Help us spread the word!

Fall internship opportunity – Intern will gain exposure to the overall operations of Alaska Permanent Capital Management and work with the firm’s staff on projects relating to marketing, deliverables to the client, and investment management projects.

We are pleased to present our September 2019 Native words of the month in Holikachuk. Thank you to our speakers, Elizabeth Keating and Mary Deacon.

Windy = xidets’iyh

Xidets’iyh he’? = Is it windy?


Yoonedz xidets’iyh. = There’s a North wind coming down.


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

We also invite you to access free online language-learning lessons by signing up for Doyon Languages Online! We currently have lessons available for HolikachukDenaakk’eBenhti Kenaga’ and Gwich’in, as well as a special set of Hän lessons based on the work of the late Isaac Juneby. All interested learners may sign up and access the courses at no charge – sign up today!