Native Arts


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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.

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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:

http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss/advising-appointments/

Office location: Second Floor Brooks Buildling

Email: uaf-rss

Website: www.uaf.edu/ruralss/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafrss/

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Native Student Union is proud to present the Fall 2017 UAF Alaska Native Oratory Competition to be held November 10th from 6:00-9:00pm in the Rural Student Services Gathering Room (2nd Floor of Brooks Building). Students may enter one or more categories. Prizes for each category include: a 3 credit tuition waiver (1st place) and prize baskets (2nd & 3rd place).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOTLIUifvmKPRVDTr7k8TqHgw8aW-ff8K5kvpcVYypaUZK-w/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Dream Warriors Scholarship was created by a handful of young Native Artists to pass on passion by encouraging youth from our communities and all across Indian Country to pursue their artistic dreams. As working and living artists, Kelly Holmes, Mic Jordan, John and Kenn Little, Tall Paul, Frank Waln, and Tanaya Winder all believe each person has a unique gift to offer the world. These gifts can heal and bring about change. As a collective, they believe we can all help to uplift each other. In doing what they love, the artists hope to show that a career in the arts can be realistic and achievable. The Dream Warriors Scholarship encourages high school Native American / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian seniors to pursue their creative curiosities and passions by providing a scholarship geared towards these endeavors.

For more information click HERE.

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 2016 FNA Potlatch & Pageants are to be held on March 19th at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall. Applications for Miss FNA, FNA Princess, and Baby Contest can be found at: www.fairbanksnative.org

Miss 2015 FNA Flyer.pdf

2016 FNA Potlatch & Pageant Flyer.pdf

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) is a program established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to enhance the local art scene by retaining artists and recruiting artists to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In its second year, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) will provide between 5 and 15 fellowships in two categories: Visual Arts and Writing. Selected artists will receive an unrestricted stipend of $20,000 and in most cases, free housing and studio work space. Given the unique cultural and historical landscape of Tulsa, some fellowship spots will be reserved for Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian artists. Applicants must be 21 years old at the start of the fellowship.

TAF:Visual Arts  fellowships focus on Public and/or Gallery Oriented Visual Arts, while TAF:Writing fellowships will focus on creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, young-adult fiction, poetry, and play/screenwriting. Artists and writers at any stage are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellowships are merit-based with a one year term for TAF:Visual Arts and a two year term for TAF:Writing.

The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016 and the fellowships will begin on January 9, 2017. Click here to apply.

AWARDS

  • First year: $20,000 plus free housing and work studio space
  • Optional Second year: $12,000 plus free housing and work studio space
  • Optional Third year: Free housing

To read more about the program and about the first class of Tulsa Artist Fellowship recipients, click here.  Fellowship selections will be announced by June 15, 2016.

For questions, contact info@tulsaartistfellowship.org.

Announcing a new Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center microsite:

Sharing Knowledge Alaska

http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/sharing-knowledge-alaska/Index.html

Featuring educational videos on:

· Sewing salmon skin

· Stitching, wrapping and weaving porcupine quill

· Making Aleutian Islands bentwood hats

· Inupiaq language and culture (with lessons)

· St. Lawrence Island Yupik language and culture (with lessons)

For more information contact Dawn Biddison, Assistant Curator, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: 907-929-9208 or email BiddisonD@si.edu.

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