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A new competitive scholarship for “aspiring young lawyers” will be available through Doyon Foundation starting in fall 2018. Doyon, Limited President and CEO Aaron Schutt and his wife, Marissa Flannery, announced the establishment of an endowment for the new scholarship during the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic reception in June. Watch a video of the announcement.

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Both graduates of Stanford Law School, the couple partnered with the Doyon, Limited board to help establish the fund, and have made a five-year commitment to getting the scholarship in place. Schutt presented the first check, in the amount of $10,000, to Doyon Foundation Executive Director Doris Miller at the reception.

“Did you know there is not a single Alaska Native judge in our entire court system? And I’m not sure there ever has been,” Schutt told the audience at the reception. “In our Native community, there is a great need for more Native lawyers, so I am proud to work with the Doyon board on this.”

“I know very well the cost and benefits a legal degree can have for Native students,” said Flannery, who shared that she and her husband each graduated with more than $100,000 in student loan debts. “We’ve never regretted our choice, and we hope that other students will make that choice.”

“We believe our degrees have benefited our communities tremendously,” continued Flannery, a partner at Sonosky and Chambers, a law firm devoted to representing Native American interests. “I hope that other young, aspiring Alaska Native lawyers who receive this scholarship will also go back to work for their communities.”

Establishing the scholarship was also very personally meaningful to Flannery. “When Aaron came to me with this idea, it reminded me of my grandmother. She didn’t graduate from high school, but she always prioritized education. She made sure all eight of her daughters graduated high school, she encouraged them to go on to college and a number of them did.”

“Before I finished law school, she passed away,” Flannery shared. “One of her requests to her daughters was they sell her house and her truck, and put those funds into a scholarship fund. So I am excited about the opportunity to do something similar, to follow in her footsteps and continue to promote education.”

“We are very grateful for the vision and the dedication Aaron, Marissa and the Doyon, Limited board have shown by establishing this scholarship,” Miller said. “It will undoubtedly benefit many students who want to go into this important field, but who need the financial support to do so. Many of our students return to their home communities to work after graduating, so this is an investment with long-term benefits for us all.”

If you would like to join in supporting this new scholarship fund, you may make a secure online donation on the Foundation website; be sure to note “competitive law scholarship” in the “special instructions” box. Donations may also be made by mailing a check to Doyon Foundation at 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. Please note “competitive law scholarship” in the memo line.

For more information about Doyon Foundation, scholarship eligibility and application instructions, or opportunities to support students, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

 

Below is a class list for Fall 17 and Spring 18 in the Alaska Native Business Management area of study at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. For more information contact Sharon Guenther Lind at 907-786-4166 or email at sglind@alaska.edu.

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Join Professor Hensley for spring classes at UAA, where students will explore Alaska and its future, and more.

ALASKA’S FUTURE …EXPLORING THE REALITIES – Alaska Policy Frontiers

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This course will focus on Alaska and its future. It will address major historical eras that shaped Alaska. These eras will provide a backdrop to understand and meet the challenges of creating policies and practical actions which will shape a livable and dynamic Alaska for future generations.

Exploring Native Corporations – Traditional Values & the Modern Alaska Native Corporation

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 This short course will explore the use of the modern corporation and its application to traditional societies in Alaska.  Students will have an opportunity to discuss the corporation in the context of cultures that had little or no experience with business corporations.

For more information, please contact Student Advising @ (907) 786-4100 or email sac@uaa.alaska.edu.

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) offered by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!). YES! is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business. There will also be sessions to give attendees an overview of some of the basic topics important to success in the business world. YES! will be interactive, so participants should come prepared to discuss their potential ideas and interests, or simply be ready to ask questions to the people who have “walked the walk” in the world of business.

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FREE to qualified applicants

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Native American student who are High School and College-aged
  • Interest in Business
  • If Under 18 Parent or legal Guardian consent to participate

TO APPLY:

  • Download the application for registration form found HERE
  • Complete the application and submit to:
    • YES! The National Center for American Indian Enterprise
      953 E. Juanita Avenue Mesa, AZ 85204
    • Or, email to registration@ncaied.org
  • NOTE: Incomplete / Unsigned Liability Release Forms will not be accepted.
  • Space is limited, be sure to apply early!

 

DEADLINE:

– REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 5, 2016 –

Click here to learn more and get started on your application!

Additionally, you can contact (480) 545-1298 for more information, including answers to questions, instructions and guidelines.

Alaska Permanent Capital Management is committed to giving Alaskan Students real world opportunities. They have started a rotating internship program to correspond with spring, fall and summer semesters.

APCM is actively looking for applicants for this summer. Enclosed are details about the company and the internship, please note the short application period.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Laura Bruce, CFP®, ChFC®, SVP, Director of Client Relations at 907.646.3509.

www.apcm.net

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Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program!

The Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program is a three-day residential event that introduces students from diverse backgrounds to an MBA education and post-MBA career opportunities.

Standford MBA Future Leaders are given the opportunity to:

  • Live on campus.
  • Participate in the classroom.
  • Engage in innovation and leadership activities.
  • Gain exposure to the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Bay Area communities.

For more information click here.

BA A401 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management CRN 73401. This is a great class for new employees at both Alaska Native organizations and private sector companies doing business in Alaska alike as we cover a range of topics including: Tribes in Alaska their history and purpose, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act – the journey to ANCSA and today’s ANCSA issues, the reservation model compared to the ANCSA model, Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) corporate governance, The Board of Directors, 7(i) sharing, 8(a) government contracting, opening enrollment, village and regional corporations, Alaska Native non-profits and so much more.

Additionally, in this class we highlight some phenomenal speakers who join us throughout the semester and provide current, relevant overviews of these topics. We have had wonderful participation from leaders of these dynamic entities, both for-profit and non-profit Alaska Native organizations.

BA A401 is a 400 level course, and although it has prerequisites, those can be waived for students taking this class out of special interest. Again, a wonderful learning opportunity for new employees. This is also a great overview for those just wanting to learn some of the history of these important topics.

Take a look at our new minor online at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. See details on the minor at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/cbpp/academics/management/anbm.cfm

Consider declaring the minor or taking one of the classes as an elective or out of special interest as an Undeclared student.

Fall courses:

  • BA A201 Introduction to Alaska Native Business – CRN 79080 – 1 credit, meets October 30 and November 6 (two consecutive Fridays, all day, lunches provided both days.) This is the first class in the minor and suits Freshman and Sophomore students very well, or those wanting a first time introductory overview of these dynamic organizations.
  • BA A401 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management – CRN 73401 – 3 credit, meets Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This is a more in-depth of Alaska Native corporations and is perfect for upper-division students or current employees, especially new employees, wanting a closer look at the history and current perspectives of the leaders who formed and currently run these organizations.

BBA students must meet upper-division standing to register for BA A401. Non-BBA students, including non-degree seeking) can have the pre-requisite requirements waived. Contact Sharon Lind with any questions.

Register for BA A201 CRN: 79080 or BA A401 CRN: 73401 in UAONLINE today!

UAA Classes Begin August 24 – Plenty of Time to Register

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a unique sector of business within Alaska. If you have any questions about these classes or the minor please contact Sharon Lind at sglind.

Attention Students:

Did you know that the College of Business and Public Policy has a minor in Alaska Native Business Management? Forty-three years after passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Alaska Native Corporations have diversified into successful state, national and global companies and Native non-profits have developed comprehensive statewide services, giving rise to a need for greater numbers of business professionals educated in the culture and management practices of Alaska Native organizations. Take a look at this new direction at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. See details on the minor at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/cbpp/academics/management/anbm.cfm

Consider declaring the minor or taking one of the classes as an elective.

Fall courses:

· BA A201 Introduction to Alaska Native Business – CRN 79080 – 1 credit, meets October 30 and November 6 (two consecutive Fridays, all day, lunches provided both days.)

· BA A401 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management – CRN 73401 – 3 credit, meets Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

BBA students must meet upper-division standing to register for BA A401. Non-BBA students, including non-degree seeking) can have the pre-requisite requirements waived. Contact Sharon Lind with any questions.

Register for BA A201 CRN: 79080 or BA A401 CRN: 73401 in UAONLINE today!

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a unique sector of business within Alaska. If you have any questions about these classes or the minor please contact Sharon Lind at sglind@uaa.alaska.edu.

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Students!  Are you interested in what learning opportunities and institutions there are in Alaska?  The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education publishes a wonderful resource called “Going To College in Alaska.”  You can download it here.

The University of Alaska Anchorage school year starts in 2 ½ weeks. See two Alaska Native classes being offered at UAA during the Fall semester below:

Introduction to Alaska Native Business – 1 cr – AKNS A290 lower div – CRN: 80938 – Seats available – Meets just two Friday’s in November – 8th and 15th – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days at UAA

UAA’s Alaska Native Studies and College of Business and Public Policy have teamed with KPMG to offer this unique 1 credit course. This course helps students: Connect with Alaska Native Leaders, examine career opportunities in Alaska Native Corporations, and develop business skills. This course also provides an overall introduction to Alaska Native Corporations, Corporate Governance and includes a wonderful Alaska Native Corporations Leaders Panel discussion for students.

Alaska Native Business Management – 3 cr – BA A490A upper division – CRN 77883 – Seats available – Meets on Wednesday’s Fall Semester 2013 at 5:30 – 8:15 p.m.

This course includes the history, development and management of Alaska Native corporations. Students explore the economic and social impact of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Students gain a deeper understanding of the Alaska Native corporation structure, their strategies, goals, investment practices and management practices; and explores their unique charter and mission. Students discuss the definition of success for an Alaska Native corporation and compare that to the definition of success for mainstream non-Native corporations. Future challenges for Native corporations and contemporary issues are also explored.

Questions can be directed to Sharon Lind, Assistant Professor, College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage, Rasmuson Hall, Suite 205V, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, at 907-786-4166.

The American Indian Business Scholarship Program offered by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

NCAIED is a non-profit organization working to develop and expand on the American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry. To help support young people in the field, NCAIED offers the American Indian Business Scholarship Program to students (college juniors, seniors or graduate students) majoring in a business related field. Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the RES Arizona Business and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 *Travel and lodging expenses will be provided by NCAIED

The scholarship application asks for a personal essay, official transcripts, official letter of admission/enrollment and a copy of your class schedule for the fall semester. Get started today!

Application Deadline:September 2, 2013

Alaska Business Week is a one-week summer program teaching the basic principles of private sector business to Alaskan high school students. Participants live on campus at the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks campus where they grow as leaders, mentored by Alaska’s business elite. The 2013 program will host over 100 students from more 35 Alaskan communities.

Alaska Business Week 2013 is quickly approaching… starting the first week of June; and is truly a transformative experience for kids.

Over the past three years, several regional and village corporations have sponsored teens from their communities to attend the program. Shareholders and community leaders appreciate and are energized by the presentations that ABW grads bring home with them. This year, the Alaska Chamber is challenging communities to identify two students to attend the program.

Alaska Chamber is challenging people to help create a network of young people who understand life in the world of business. They are asking you to identify your community’s future employers, managers and executives. Please take a moment to investigate the program and call or write with questions about how to kick start Alaska’s future business professionals.

More info online:
http://alaskachamber.com/pages/AlaskaBusinessWeek/

REGISTER NOW or Andy Rogers with the Alaska Chamber and let them know once you have identified your two students.

THE PURPOSE:

To cultivate entrepreneurial artists to a small business level (consistent and reliable income) where business concepts are understood and applied.

THE STRATEGY:

First Peoples Fund selects artists based on demonstrated artistic talent, evidence of possessing the qualities of an entrepreneur, and indication of embodying the values of First Peoples Fund.

This self-directed, independent business arts fellowship is a one-year self-directed program is supported by individualized professional development training, and working capital funds to strengthen their marketing strategies. The fellowship also provides a focus on new work to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.

ELIGIBILITY:

Artist applicants must be in mid-career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience.

Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses.

Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, Oklahoma, Native Hawaiian or an Alaska Native tribe. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.

Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.

Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2013
Download Application

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 11, 2013

FAIRBANKS CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2013 EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS IN THE FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to Fairbanks North Star Borough high school graduating seniors who intend to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) or UAF Community and Technical College in the fall of 2013.

The scholarship is intended to encourage high school seniors to pursue future education and career opportunities in Fairbanks. In support of the business community, and in recognition of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s effort to hire and retain highly qualified teachers, preference will be given to applicants interested in obtaining an education or business related degree.

The application can be submitted online at fairbankschamber.org/scholarships. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a Chamber member) and an official transcript must accompany the application to be considered.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet all stated requirements and complete and return the application by the deadline at 5:00PM on May 6, 2013. Questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Jonni Roos at the Chamber Office at (907) 374.6705.

About the Fairbanks Chamber: The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce represents our members by advocating for a healthy economic environment and by building partnerships that promote the greater Fairbanks area as an attractive place for business and community.

Download a copy of this Press Release

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For more information, please contact Lisa Herbert, Executive Director:

P: 374-6706 or EMAIL: lisa@fairbankschamber.org

Call for Applications

September 1, 2013 Deadline!

The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.

Eligibility Requirements: NEW!

• Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience

• Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses,

• Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, Oklahoma, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.

• Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.

Grant amount: $5,000

Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)

Click HERE for an application

For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org.

Phone: (605)348-0324

Email at miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org

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