Learning Opportunities

Women in the Trades training coming up in Fairbanks! These classes are FREE, and applicants do not need experience.

Apply online at www.alaskaworks.org.


RRANN Nurse Camp
June 5-7, 2018
For high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, ages 16-19

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

See below link for a flyer for more details or click HERE.

RRANN Anc Nurse Camp Flyer 2018

The 2018-19 Education Resources Handbook published by The CIRI Foundation is now available!  Inside, you will find information on scholarships, grants, internships, and employment opportunities. You’ll also find plenty of advice for getting into college and tips for academic success!




University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts Center for Cross-Cultural Studies Indigenous Studies announces a public defense:

Polly Hyslop

Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy

Circle Peacemaking in Kake, Alaska

A case study of Indigenous Planning and Dispute Systems Design

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 @ 10 am

Design Theater (ELIF 401)


Flyer- Polly Hyslop Defense 022018.pdf

Register today for the Native American Career Success Academy!

The NACSA program is an online professional development curriculum for Native youth. The curriculum consists of two modules: Career Preparation and Navigating Your Real Costs. The coursework is designed to help Native youth develop the skill set and confidence required to become financially responsible young adults and successful young professionals.

The holidays are a great time to register and complete this curriculum. On average, it takes about 7-10 hours to complete both modules.

Successful completion of the NACSA curriculum makes youth 18-24 years old eligible for our Gen-I Career Success Fellowship. The fellowship program is designed to help students discover and articulate their career interests and prepare them for success in their chosen career.

Fellows will receive an all expense paid trip to New Orleans, LA in April 2018 to participate in a day-long Leadership Summit prior to attending the Annual NAFOA Conference. There, they will attend networking events and luncheons, as well as track sessions and participate in off-site visits.


January 29, 2018: Last day to sign up for NASCA

February 12, 2018: Last day to apply for the Fellowship

April 22, 2018: Leadership Summit

April 23 & 24, 2018: NAFOA Conference

For questions or comments please contact Cody Harjo, NAFOA Education Coordinator, at cody@nafoa.org or (202) 407-2368

Alaska Native students from all around Alaska are now able to attend the state’s only tribal college tuition-free.

“We looked at some of the obstacles that students — especially those in rural Alaska — have in going to college and money was one of them,” said Janelle Everett, Iḷisaġvik College’s director of recruitment. “The North Slope is fortunate in that there is wealth here, but that wealth is not necessarily in other parts of the state. People may not have the finances to attend college.”

Iḷisaġvik recently announced that starting next semester, Native students who are over the age of 18 will be able to apply for a tuition waiver to attend both distance learning and campus-based classes.

Read more here.

Native American Heritage Month Series

Here are this week’s events! We hope to see you there!

Wood Carving Workshop – Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm

Watch Da-ka-xeen Mehner demonstrate wood carving and listen to him discuss the cultural history of his style.

Koyukon Language Circle – Friday from 2-3:00pm

Led by Dewey Hoffman, join us for an afternoon of Koyukon language!

Positive Connection Night: Potluck-Style Family Dinner – Friday from 5-7:00pm

Join us for a potluck-style family dinner! Bring a dish, grab some food, sit down, relax, and enjoy everyone’s company. Stuffed moose heart and soup will definitely be there.

All events are free and will be in the Brooks Gathering Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Pauling at bpaulin1@alaska.edu.


Rural Student Services

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm

If you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call (907) 474-7871 (locally) or (888) 478-1452 (toll free within Alaska).

You can also schedule online at:


Office location: Second Floor Brooks Buildling

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