Native Culture


The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship is accepting applications until January 31, 2018.

Candidates for this fellowship are Native American / First Nations working in their communities in the United States or Canada. This fellowship strives to build an awardee’s social network, individual capacity, strengthen their contributions to their field of endeavor, and provide direct support for a deeper inquiry into their culture and work. This is an opportunity for leaders in Indigenous communities to advance their aspirations and capacity, and an opportunity to re-invest these learnings back into their communities.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. Applications may be submitted between now and the deadline. All applications will be reviewed for selection between February 1 – March 2, 2018. Fellowship awards will be publically announced by the Seventh Generation Fund on March 9, 2018.

Applicants must submit the application and include a 2-4 page personal statement outlining their experience in community-based work, how this work has advanced or continues to advance their communities, and how receiving this Fellowship would be beneficial in their work. Applications must accompany 2-3 letters of recommendation and photograph of the applicant.

Materials may be submitted electronically at fellowship@7genfund.org or mailed to our office at P.O. Box 4569 Arcata, CA 95518. For further information, please contact Carlrey Arroyo, Advancement Assistant, at our office at 707-825-7640 or at fellowship@7genfund.org. Application materials are available on our website at: http://7genfund.org/tradition-bearers-bio-cultural-diversity-fellowship.

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Native American Heritage Month Series

Our last events for Native American Heritage Month will take place after Thanksgiving Break. Here’s the schedule:

Traditional Inuit Tattoos – Tuesday 11/28 from 1-2:00pm

Marjorie Tahbone shares her research and practice of traditional knowledge among Inuit cultures.

Visiting Elder – Tuesday 11/28 from 5:30-6:30pm

Join Ruth Biden for coffee and conversation. Ruth was born and raised in Utqiaġvik and now lives in Fairbanks, AK.

Storytelling Hour – Thursday 11/30 from 9-10:00am

Start your morning with Kenneth Frank. He will treat us to some Gwich’in traditional stories, oral history, and humor.

Food Preservation Demo – Thursday 11/30 from 5:30-7:00pm

Join Kathleen Meckel and Adrienne Blatchford as they talk about natural food sources and demonstrate preserving them.

All events are free and will be in the Brooks Gathering Room. No sign-up necessary!

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

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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

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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

Celebrate by sharing your language!

 

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Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Doyon Foundation invites you to celebrate by sharing YOUR language!

Earlier this summer, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.

Join in the celebration by finding the “happy Indigenous Peoples Day” translation in your language below and sharing it on social media. Be sure to tag @DoyonFoundation and your language!

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Holikachuk#BenhtiKokhut’anaKenaga’

#DegXinag

#Denaakk’e

#Dinak’i

#DinjiiZhuhK’yaa

#Hän

#Holikachuk

#DihthâadXt’eenLlinAanďěg’

#Née’aaneegn’

#DoyonLanguages

Help us develop lessons for online language learning

Elder and youth recording Native language translations
Doyon Foundation
is looking for fluent speakers of Gwich’in (Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa) and Holikachuk to serve on our Native Speaker Review Committee. The volunteer members of this committee will assist us in reviewing lesson materials produced for the Doyon Languages Online project, and provide linguistic and/or cultural knowledge.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Allan Hayton or Nathan Feemster by Wednesday, November 15, 2017, using the following contact information:

Committee members may be Elders or anyone else wishing to be involved with the Doyon Languages Online project.

The Doyon Languages Online project, funded with a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, aims to create 280 introductory online lessons for five of the endangered Doyon region languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa.

For additional information on Doyon Foundation or the Doyon Languages Online project, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Allan Hayton at haytona@doyon.com or 907.459.2162.

October 17 at Elders & Youth Conference

 

Planning to be at AFN? If so, don’t miss Doyon Foundation’s “Taking Language Revitalization Online – Using GIFs to Get the Word Out” workshop during the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference on Tuesday, October 17 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. We are currently on the schedule for 3:45 p.m., but please check the daily schedule for current details on time and location.

edzooThe workshop will introduce Doyon Languages Online (DLO), a project to create and publish introductory language lessons for Native languages of the Doyon region. FAI summer intern, Diloola Erickson, will share her experience creating media content for DLO using Native GIFs. During the workshop, we will create a GIF live with youth participants’ ideas and Elders’ leadership. We will also brainstorm other forms of social media that could be used to get people excited and engaged with language revitalization.

This fun workshop is ideal for anyone interested in social media, language revitalization, youth engagement, and those with a good sense of humor. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn more about Doyon Foundation and Doyon Languages Online on our website, www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact Allan Hayton at haytona@doyon.com or 907.459.2162.

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