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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

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

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (U-M FPHLP) is a 10- week residential summer program that provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. FPHLP students will be introduced to public health careers, strengthen and broaden their leadership for addressing health equity, increase their awareness of health disparities, build practical experiences, and develop a baseline understanding of the intersecting issues around public health. Housing and transportation are provided to selected participants, as well as a stipend to cover additional living expenses while in the program.

Applications open November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 11:59pm EST. 

MISSION:

The Northern Alaska Indigenous Leadership Academy (NAILA) seeks to help address Alaska Native community-based wellness and sustainable development through investment in transformative training of local leaders.

Iḷisaġvik College and the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invite you to apply to the 2019 NAILA cohort.

GENERAL ACADEMY DESCRIPTION:

NAILA is a dynamic and transformative academy, integrating best practices from successful leadership development and training programs. Participants will engage in a series of  audio-conferences in preparation for a face-to-face weeklong intensive program, designed in a retreat format. Participants may earn credit either through UAF or Iḷisaġvik College.

NAILA has a limited capacity of 25 participants. We are seeking a broad range of participants from across Northern Alaska, with diversity in culture, gender, and backgrounds. Please understand that if you are not accepted for this cohort it is most likely due to a limitation on the spaces we have available.

NAILA will be hosted April 12-17, 2019, in Fairbanks.

Click HERE for more information!

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three wonderful one-credit classes this Fall 2018. These are non-traditional, one credit course offerings within the Alaska Native Business Management minor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.

Flyers and images of these courses are listed below

Boardroom Minutes is being offered in response to a request from the 2017 Alaska Native Corporation Board Member Peer Exchange. That request is being met through this class which will be taught by Mr. Phil Blumstein.

ANCSA Land is being taught by Mr. Ethan Schutt again this year. Mr. Schutt will be addressing contemporary issues in 7(i) and resource development in his one credit class.

Intro to Alaska Native Business is a wonderful introductory course to ANCSA and the corporations it established. This class also looks at various fields within the Alaska Native Corporation.

BA A490B Boardroom Minutes class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A490B ANCSA Land class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A201 Intro to Alaska Native Business class – FALL 2018.pdf

2018_UAA_Indigenous-Peoples-Day.pdf

UAF Fall Job and Internship Fair

September 20th, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

UAF Wood Center Ballroom

 

Bekah Olson is the new Career and Academic Advisor at UAF.  Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Fall Job and Internship Fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 20th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This event will combine engineering and non-engineering companies to form an all majors/all industries event.

Below are the fees for this year’s fair:

Early Registration Fees
Premium: $350

Standard: $200

Non-Profit:$125

 

Late Registration Fees (Starting 9/1/18)

Premium: $450

Standard: $300

Non-Profit:$225

Be on the lookout for invitations to register from Bekah Olson, Career and Academic Advisor at Career Services at the UAF Academic Advising Center, and if you have questions email or call: bekah.olson@alaska.edu or 907-474-7596.

UAF Career Services
www.uaf.edu/career
Phone:(907)-474-7596
Fax: (907)-474-7445
510 Gruening Building.
P.O. Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

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