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drumSee below for our March Native word of the month in Gwich’in and Deg Xinag!

Gwich’in

Vadzaih dhaa = Caribou hide

Vadzaih dhaa haa shuh dhałtsaii. = I made a drum from caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Hai’ (thank you) to Allan Hayton for providing the translation.

Deg Xinag

Ghinoy vidhith = Caribou hide

Ghinoy vidhith yił sigisrosr dhitlsenh. = I made my drum with caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Dogidinh (thank you) to George Demientieff Holly for providing the translation.

Each month, a new Native word or phrase and definition will be shared on our website, as well as on our blog and Facebook page, along with an audio recording of the pronunciation.

Have a translation in another language? Share it with us on Facebook!

Have an idea for a Native Word of the Month? Please email your idea to haytona@doyon.com.

Woman and child

Mary “Dzan” Johnson and daughter Lena, Fort Yukon circa 1916. Photo courtesy of Allan Hayton.

See below for our February Native word of the month in Gwich’in and Deg Xinag!

Gwich’in

Dink’indhat – He or she grew up.
Shahan Gwichyaa Zhee dink’indhat. – My mom grew up in Fort Yukon.
Shiti’ Natick dink’indhat. – My father grew up in Natick.

Listen to an audio recording. Hai’ (thank you) to Allan Hayton for providing the translation.

Deg Xinag

Nadhiyonh – He or she grew up in
Singonh Deloychet nadhiyonh. – My mom grew up in Holy Cross.
Sito’ Qay Xichux nadhiyonh. – My dad grew up in Anchorage.

Listen to an audio recording. Dogidinh (thank you) to George Demientieff Holly for providing the translation.

Each month, a new Native word or phrase and definition will be shared on our website, as well as on our blog and Facebook page, along with an audio recording of the pronunciation.

Have a translation in another language? Share it with us on Facebook!

Have an idea for a Native Word of the Month? Please email your idea to haytona@doyon.com.

The Alaska Native Artist Resource Workbook is produced by the Alaska State Council on the Arts in partnership with The CIRI Foundation to assist Alaska Native artists in furthering their artistic careers.

Click HERE to view the handbook.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is seeking over 200 volunteers to participate in career panels for the Kids2College program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan. We have many panels in Anchorage, and in particular we also seek panelists with connections to living/working in rural Alaska for virtual panels connecting with rural schools from our office in Anchorage.

Would you or someone you know be interested in and available to help inspire young Alaskans with college and career stories?

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to talk with 5th & 6th grade students about their own educational and career experiences as part of a 3-5 person career panel. Each volunteer will be provided with guiding questions and tips and asked to speak for 5-10 minutes to the class, then be available for Q&A at the end of the panel. Early dates and schools are listed below. Total time commitment is 1 hour.

Check out our Career Panel Toolbox at: www.acpe.alaska.gov/Kids2College.

Volunteers will not be responsible for speaking during the entire block of time. Contact Shelly Morgan, K-12 Specialist, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, at shelly.morgan@alaska.gov and volunteer to help inspire Anchorage youth today! Please spread the word and share with your friends and colleagues!

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage, JBER, Mat-Su &

*Virtual Panels for rural schools will meet at the Success Center in Dimond Mall*

DATE TIME SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tues., Feb. 7 12:45pm – 2:00pm Klatt Elementary 2
Wed., Feb. 8 10:45am – 12:00pm Nuniwarmiut School (Mekoryuk)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Feb. 9 2:45pm – 4:00pm Joann A. Alexie Memorial (Atmautluak)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Wed., Feb. 15 1:45pm – 3:00pm Northwood ABC 1
Tues., Feb. 21 8:45am – 10:00am Pilot Station School (Pilot Station)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Fri., Mar. 3 9:45am – 11:00am Spring Hill Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 7 10:00am – 11:15am Creekside Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 8 11:45am – 1:00pm Big Lake Elementary (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Mar. 9 8:45am – 10:00am Wonder Park Elementary 7
Mon., Mar. 20 1:45pm – 3:00pm Ptarmigan Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 21 8:15am – 10:00am Orion Elementary (JBER) 2
Tues., Mar. 21 1:45pm – 3:00pm College Gate Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 22 12:45pm – 2:00pm Eagle Community School (Eagle)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Mon., Mar. 27 1:45pm – 3:00pm Tok School (Tok)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Tues., Mar. 28 12:45pm – 2:00pm Walter Northway School (Northway)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
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Wed., Mar. 29 12:45pm – 2:00pm Tetlin School (Tetlin)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Mar. 30 9:45am – 11:00am Mentasta Lake School (Mentasta)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Tues., Mar. 30 1:45pm – 3:00pm Susitna Elementary 8
Tues., Apr. 4 8:45am – 10:00am Chester Valley Elementary 4
Wed., Apr. 5 8:00am – 9:30am Clark Middle School (Library) 39
Wed., Apr. 5 1:45pm – 3:00pm Fairview Elementary 4
Thurs., Apr. 6 8:45am – 10:00am Bowman Elementary 3
Thurs., Apr. 13 9:45am – 11:00am Auntie Mary Nicoli School (Aniak)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Thurs., Apr. 13 1:45pm – 3:00pm Meadow Lakes (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Apr. 20 12:45pm – 2:00pm Lake Otis Elementary 7
Fri., Apr. 28 1:45pm – 3:00pm Point Higgins Elementary (Ketchikan)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

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Kids2College is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you!

College is possible – help continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s youth.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.

Program

The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges is pleased to offer an enriching six week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. They strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large.

Click HERE for more information or to apply!

 

SCA’s NPS Academy: Alaska is an innovative, experiential learning program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18-35, from under-represented communities to career opportunities with the National Park Service.

“To enhance professional and organizational excellence in the next century, the National Park Service must recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the nation.” —A Call to Action, 2013

Interns attend a week-long orientation over spring break and serve in 12-week summer internships tailored to various NPS career tracks. Summer internships are available in a variety of fields, including visitor services, education, resource management – and many more!

Benefits:

  • Total package of up to $3,260 that includes: travel allowance, weekly living allowance, and housing
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Assigned NPS mentor
  • Hands-on experience
  • Additional career preparation and ongoing support
  • Internship hours will count toward Public Land Corps hiring authority eligibility.

Elgibility:

  • US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Alaska Residents, Alaskans living outside of Alaska, or students in Alaska
  • 18-35 years old (preference given to currently enrolled students)
  • Available for spring break orientation and summer internship
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • All majors and levels of outdoor experience welcome

How to Apply:

  • Complete an Internship/Corps Application online at thesca.org
  • Contact Jeff Chen at jchen@thesca.org or call/text 907-717-8414 for more details or an application fee waiver.

AISES is excited to announce that the 2017 Leadership Summit will be held in Chandler, Arizona April 27-29 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.

The Leadership Summit is aimed at providing Native higher education students and AISES professionals with in-depth professional development workshops and networking opportunities. The major focus of the Leadership Summit is to build the skill and aptitude levels of AISES members in the realm of professional and career development- to better prepare them to attain and excel at jobs and careers in STEM fields.
Multiple sessions will engage participants while also offering networking opportunities. The summit also fosters the matching of STEM professionals with STEM students for mentoring.

For more information on registration, hotel and ground transportation, please visit: http://summit.aises.org

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