Informational


Tohono O’odham Community College is excited to announce that they will continue Free Tuition for all Native American students for the Fall 2020 semester. Students will be required to provide proof of tribal enrollment to be eligible for free tuition.

95% of courses will be delivered in an online format.

Non-Native Students can enroll at our low tuition rate of $34.25 per credit hour.

All Students will be responsible for the cost of books and fees.

Please visit their website, tocc.edu, to apply to be a student and register for classes.

For questions, please contact: Admissions@tocc.edu or 520-383-8401.

Non-Native Students can enroll at our low tuition rate of $34.25 per credit hour.

All Students will be responsible for the cost of books and fees.

Please visit their website, tocc.edu, to apply to be a student and register for classes.

For questions, please contact: Admissions@tocc.edu or 520-383-8401.

Alaska Native Media Group presents Changing Indian Country’s story by adding our voices by Mark Trahant, Editor of Indian Country today.

See below flyer for more information.

Mark Trahant flyer.pdf

Alaska Native Language Archive (ANLA) is hosting an open house on Thursday, March 28 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Rasmuson Library (Level 2).

This event is an organized evening of tours and exhibitions featuring highlights of the Alaska Native Language Archive collections.

There will be short sessions teaching people how to access materials from the Alaska Native Language Archive from home.

Visitors will be invited to examine pre-selected materials, mingle, and learn about work done based on archival materials.

Light snacks will be served. For more information, email uaf-anla@alaska.edu.

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. To support this work, NMAI is looking for dynamic educators for the Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program.

The TIR will be in Washington, DC for eight weeks between the months of June and August. All applications are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please check the CoP Calendar for more details.

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Wendy Douglas-Nathai | NYCP-STEP CoP Events | Email: wendy.douglas-nathai@tmgi.net

WELCOME RECEPTION

March 18, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

RSS Gathering Room

Oscar and Sophie Alexie: Visiting Elder Professors

VEP-Welcome Reception Flyer – 2019.pdf

Senator Murkowski runs a summer internship for just-graduated Alaskan high school seniors. Attached is the information about and the application for the 2019 summer internship. This information is also available at https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/assistance/students/internships.

The deadline to apply for the Summer High School Internship is March 15. Applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications via fax (202-224-5301 Attn: Intern Coordinator) or e-mail (to krystal_edens@murkowski.senate.gov) as the Senate’s mail screening procedures can significantly delay delivery and late applications will not be considered.

Intern Application Form 2019.pdf

Murkowski Internship Letter 2019.pdf

Native American / First Nations individuals who are grounded culturally and in community are the focus of this Fellowship. They seldom have the financial resources and time for deeper contemplation in their own culture or the chance to engage and explore new skills and empower their leadership. The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship provides support for individual Indigenous leaders to focus on, reflect, and contemplate the trajectory of their work in stewardship for biological diversity and cultural identity. Awards of $10,000 each to two applicants.

During the year-long span of this fellowship recipients will expand their education (through traditional knowledge, education systems, or other capacity building activities), engage more extensively in their culture, and exploring the esoteric knowledge of the bio- and cultural diversity of the world. This exploration may be fulfilled through the expression of traditional language and/or stewardship practices in relation to Mother Earth.

Fellowship awardees will be notified by March 8, 2019. Awardees will receive $10,000 towards advancing their education (cultural or academic), further their community-driven work or other efforts as a means to deepen their knowledge and build capacity towards improving and continuing their work within their communities.

Click HERE for more information.

The Doyon, Limited Human Resources Department is holding job fairs for the upcoming summer season.

When:

Wednesday, January 23rd from 11am to 2pm

Wednesday, February 13th from 11am to 2pm

Wednesday, February 27th from 11am to 2pm

Where:

Doyon Chiefs Court, 1 Doyon Place, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Details:

Attend to learn more about Doyon/ARAMARK’s summer employment opportunities in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Positions available include: Reservation agents, cultural interpreters, bus washers, retail associates, clean team members, food service workers and more. Find a complete list of openings at www.summerdenalijobs.com.

For more information, visit hr@doyon.com.

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 1.23.2019.pdf

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 2.13.2019.pdf

Aramark Job Fair Flyer 2.27.2019.pdf

Here is a great opportunity for lifelong learners!  190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses.

Click HERE to learn more!

HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP

Growing the Next Generation of Indian Health Advocates

NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.

Fellows work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, Fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change.

Health Policy Fellows:

  • Learn about the policies that affect the health of Indian people
  • Grow their team-building and leadership skills
  • Educate their Congressional and Tribal leaders on important health issues
  • Learn tips for being effective advocates and community changemakers
  • Present at national conferences and gatherings
  • Contribute to the development of national and Tribal health programs and policies

Apply to Become a Health Policy Fellow

Applications are due March 30, 2019 by 11:59PM.
Download your application here. Then either mail, email or fax your application materials to:

Mailing Address:
National Indian Health Board
Attn: Youth Department
910 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Email: wgardner@nihb.org

Fax Number: 1-202-507-4071

Please contact, Dr. Wendee Gardner, NIHB’s Youth Engagement Manager at wgardner@nihb.org or 202-548-7297 if you have any questions or want to learn more.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM FPHLP) is a 10-week residential summer program funded by the CDC. UM FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The summer program is designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The 2019 program will run from May 28 – July 31, 2019 and includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
Applications are due January 31, 2019 11:59PM EST.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory;
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2018 or Spring 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program;
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National;
  •  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply; and
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA is recommended.

*Note: Students with an Associates Degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution.

To Apply: Create an account here, and:

  • Complete the online application (including essay section);
  • Provide unofficial University transcript(s) in PDF format;
  • Resume in PDF format; and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders by January 31, 2019.

*Click here for tips for a stronger application.

Questions? If you have questions, please email fphl.program@umich.edu or call 734-763-1694.

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. 

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