Summit-Conference


AISES is pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Denver, CO September 21-23, 2017.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover other associated travel costs.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals that are not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to and from the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will provide lodging for four (4) nights: September 20, 21 22, and 23, 2017.

 

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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

Doyon Foundation Language Revitalization Program Director Allan Hayton recently gave a plenary talk on Language Revitalization & The Arts at the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang), an international conference that took place at the University of Alaska Fairbanks June 20 – July 24, 2016.

CoLang is a biennial gathering designed to provide an opportunity for community language activists and linguists to receive training in community-based language documentation and revitalization. The conference consisted of two weeks of intensive language revitalization workshops and presentations, followed by a three-week linguistics field methods practicum in endangered languages.

In his June 28 presentation, available online here, Hayton shared his experiences collaborating on endangered language theatre projects, including a Perseverance Theatre production of Macbeth in the Tlingit language that was presented at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, a Gwich’in adaptation of King Lear (Lear Khehkwaii), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring Tlingit, Yup’ik and Gwich’in languages (both productions with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre).

The focus of Hayton’s talk was how the theatre can create a space for endangered languages to come to life, and how the arts can engage the imagination in the language classroom for educators and learners. A future production Hayton is currently dreaming up is a Romeo & Juliet in Gwich’in and Inupiaq languages.

In addition to the many wonderful workshops and presentations at CoLang, Hayton was especially interested in participating in the three-week practicum in linguistic field methods that closed out the conference. Participants could choose from among Hän (Athabascan), Unangam Tunuu (Aleut), or Miyako (Ryukyuan) practica. These practica provided excellent opportunities to sharpen documentation skills, engage with speakers, and make connections with others teaching and revitalizing these endangered languages.

Professor Dr. Willem De Reuse taught the Hän Athabascan practicum, with invaluable assistance from speakers Ruth Ridley, Ethel Beck, Adeline Juneby and Percy Henry. There were also young teachers and learners participating, including Shyanne Beatty from Eagle, and Georgette McLeod, Mary Henry, Angie Joseph-Rear, Melissa Hawkins and Erika Scheffen from Dawson, Yukon Territory. Graduate and undergraduate linguists from several different universities rounded out the class.

Hän is a very close sister language to Gwich’in, Hayton noted. “If you laid the two languages side by side, you would see many similarities,” he said. “But you cannot assume the rules for one language would automatically apply to the other. Each language in the world is unique, and the rules are implicitly decided among the speakers, changing fluidly over time.”

For example, he said, notice the similarities and differences in the translations below:

  • English: The moose walked towards the lake.
  • Hän: Jë̀jùu män ts’ą̈̀’ ä̀haww.
  • Gwich’in: Dinjik van ts’à’ ah’àl.

“It was a great experience in the classroom with the speakers, and everyone learned a great deal that will help in upcoming projects involving Hän, as well as other languages of the Doyon region,” Hayton said.

CoLang 2016 was an inspiring gathering of many different people from around the world, all focused on the work of documenting and revitalizing endangered languages, Hayton said. Endangered language communities face similar challenges, and this gathering allowed attendees to share their ideas, inspirations, solutions and hope with one another.

Hayton said he will take what he learned from his fellows at CoLang, and apply those lessons to work for languages in the Doyon region. “Adak’ohtii, ts’a’ diiginjk k’yaa kwaii eenjit tth’aii nihk’it gwiinzii gwitr’it t’agwahah’yaa yuu,” he said. “Take care, and keep up the good work on behalf of our languages.”

CoLang 2018 will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) offered by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!). YES! is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business. There will also be sessions to give attendees an overview of some of the basic topics important to success in the business world. YES! will be interactive, so participants should come prepared to discuss their potential ideas and interests, or simply be ready to ask questions to the people who have “walked the walk” in the world of business.

JULY 11, 2016 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • Tulsa, OK 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FREE to qualified applicants

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Native American student who are High School and College-aged
  • Interest in Business
  • If Under 18 Parent or legal Guardian consent to participate

TO APPLY:

  • Download the application for registration form found HERE
  • Complete the application and submit to:
    • YES! The National Center for American Indian Enterprise
      953 E. Juanita Avenue Mesa, AZ 85204
    • Or, email to registration@ncaied.org
  • NOTE: Incomplete / Unsigned Liability Release Forms will not be accepted.
  • Space is limited, be sure to apply early!

 

DEADLINE:

– REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 5, 2016 –

Click here to learn more and get started on your application!

Additionally, you can contact (480) 545-1298 for more information, including answers to questions, instructions and guidelines.

2016 Elders & Youth Conference October 17-19, 2016 Carlson Center — Fairbanks, AK

The First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference is a dynamic convening that brings our Elders and Youth together to strengthen cultural continuity through intergenerational relationships that deepen their abilities to be leaders across Alaska and the world. This year marks the 33rd annual statewide convening and First Alaskans Institute continues to be honored to steward this gathering of our most precious community members. The conference will be held on Monday through Wednesday, October 17-19, 2016, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. We proudly announce Our 2016 Elders & Youth Conference theme:

“Ancestral Imperative: Adapt. Unite. Achieve.”

Our theme speaks to how we as Alaska Native peoples adapt to our surroundings using modern and ancient tools, unite our collective knowledge and experiences together, all to achieve the dreams of our ancestors who have expressed an unwavering demand that we live by the principles and values of our indigenous life ways across all time. Our 2016 theme was crafted and selected through a collaborative process involving our statewide Elders and Youth Council, First Alaskans Institute staff and other members of our community. Call for Presentation Proposals NOW OPEN.

Presentations should be clearly tied to the conference theme, strive to achieve the purposes of the Conference, and be grounded in the celebration of who we are as Alaska Native peoples. There is tremendous range among potential topics to maximize and accommodate our diversity and the goals of the conference. We encourage proposals that utilize interactive methods for delivering content and for presenters to be open to collaboration, as the planning team works to craft an indigenized, thoughtful, and exciting conference agenda. Proposals will be accepted now up until Friday, August 5th, 2016.

You can download the proposal form here: 2016 Elders & Youth Call for Proposals PDF 2016 Elders & Youth Call for Proposals DOC

You can also submit a proposal online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016EYCallForPresentations

Local Accommodations in Fairbanks You can now visit http://www.afnfairbanks.com/accommodations to view information on the over 3,000 hotel rooms available in Fairbanks during Elders and Youth and AFN Convention week in October, 2016. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be available from select hotels, many are located close to public transit, or you can rent a car. Please contact the lodging property to make your reservation soon, and make sure to tell them you are coming for Elders and Youth AFN Convention week to receive the special rate.

Elders &Youth 2016 Conference Registration – COMING SOON

Elders &Youth 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities – COMING SOON

The 2013 First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference will take place in Fairbanks October 21-23. There is a call for dance groups and Native language speakers. The deadline is this Friday, September 13 to sign up. Call First Alaskans at 907.677.1707 or check their website at http://www.firstalaskans.org/ for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the March 18, 2013 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Research

IV. Call for Papers

V. Conferences

VI. Powwows

VII. Internship/Fellowship

VIII. Scholarships/Grants

IX. Miscellaneous

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the October 22, 2012 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Research

IV. Call for Papers

V. Conferences

VI. Powwows

VII. Internship/Fellowship

VIII. Scholarships/Grants

IX. Miscellaneous

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Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter

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HUNAPFACEBOOK:

Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.

HUNAP Twitter:

Up to date announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country. (more…)

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the September 21, 2012 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Research

IV. Call for Papers

V. Conferences

VI. Powwows

VII. Internship

VIII. Scholarships/Grants

IX. Miscellaneous

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Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter

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HUNAPFACEBOOK:

Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.

HUNAP Twitter:

Up to date announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country.

(more…)

The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development has an agreement with the Pacific American Foundation http://www.thepaf.org/ in Hawaii under which we are provided one student scholarship to participate in their annual National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI).

NAPALI is an eight-day hands-on participatory seminar in Hawaii. The following is from their website http://www.thenapali.org/:  “The National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) (formerly the Pacific American Leadership Center) conducted its inaugural class in June 1998 in partnership with the internationally and nationally acclaimed Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont, CA.”

The 2012 session will be July 13-July 20, 2012.

While this takes place in Hawaii, it is not a vacation. You will be expected to participate in all eight days of the program. The group will be traveling around to different locations so it will not be possible for you to bring family members or others with you. If you choose to stay in Hawaii past the eight-day session at your own expense that should not be a problem as long as the airfare does not increase. The requirements are:

1. Be a Spring 2012 Rural Development or Alaska Native Studies BA or MA student in good standing.

2. Be Alaska Native as this is an indigenous program experience.

3. Be able to commit to the time it takes including travel time.

4. Submit a written statement of why you are interested and what you hope to gain from this experience.

5. Upon completing the institute we will require you to submit a paper to our department about your experience and do a presentation at a mutually agreeable time and place (could be at a seminar, class, faculty meeting, or other event).

We have one scholarship only so just one student will be chosen to attend. It can be either a BA or an MA student. Our department will cover roundtrip airfare between Alaska and Hawaii and the NAPALI program will cover your lodging and food expenses during the session.

Our past students have been:

2006 Gwendolyn Edwardsen, Barrow (BA student)

2007 Gail Dabaluz, Juneau (MA student)

2008 Anshia Elbie, South Naknek (MA student)

2009 Crystal Frank, Arctic Village (MA student)

2010 Hannah Loon, Selawik (MA student)

2011 Carrie Sykes, Juneau (BA student)

If you would like some insight on the experience, Crystal Frank and Carrie Sykes are willing to answer your questions. Contact the DANSRD office for their contact information.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested and available for the full program dates please submit: An essay by email to jodi.baxter stating your availability and your interest, including what you would expect to gain from this experience. The essay should be 1-2 pages in length.

DUE DATE: Friday Feb 3, 2012.

A faculty committee will review the application essays for the selected student as well as one alternate (in the event the selected student has to withdraw prior to July’s institute).

The Harvard University Native American Program collects and announces many student opportunities that are available to native students nationally. For real-time announcements, you can follow them on Twitter. (Events hosted by Harvard are in red, but open to all students across the country.)

http://blog.harvardnative.com/2012/01/latest-opportunities-for.html

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Scholarship, Fellowship & Grants Opportunities

IV. Internship Opportunities

V. Call for Papers

VI. Conferences

VII. Powwows

VIII. Miscellaneous

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Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter

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HUNAPFACEBOOK:

Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.

HUNAP Twitter:

Up to date announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country. (more…)

Click the below link to view Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Education Summit scheduled for November 15-16, 2011 in Fairbanks. For more information, contact Nellie Schaeffer, IATC Program Assistant II, at (907) 452-8251 extension 3482 or email at nellie.schaeffer@tananachiefs.org.

Agenda ED Summit-November 15 16 2011.doc

FNA will be hosting a Holiday Wellness Gathering, November 22nd from 4-7pm at the David Salmon Tribal Hall. The event will include door prizes, informational booths, and snacks and refreshments. Contact Freda Williams at 452-5225 for more information.

FOR Immediate release

contact: Andrea Sanders

Elders & Youth Media Coordinator

907.227.9186 (cell)

asanders@firstalaskans.org

First Alaskans Institute Hosts 28th Annual Elders & Youth Conference

(October 12, 2011 – Anchorage, AK) The 28th annual Elders & Youth Conference hosted by First Alaskans Institute (FAI) takes place October 17th-19th at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage. Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Preparing for the Future is the 2011 conference theme. Elaine Chooshaa Abraham, John Quniaq Baker, and Adele Argaitchiaq Solski, are the three featured keynote speakers.

Unique to the 2011 conference are the Men’s and Women’s Houses. The Houses are designed to honor a not so long-ago, past-time within Alaska Native culture and will be a time for Alaska Native youth to learn with intension and vigor about the strength of our men and the power of our women. President/CEO Denise Morris states, “We at First Alaskans Institute take pride in learning our ancestral traditional knowledge from the past and incorporating present day practices which serve as the springboard for our future.”

Arts and cultural demonstrations, language circles, and an EXPO Opportunities Exhibit Hall will be offered to participants. The Elders & Youth Conference workshops will fall into the themes of: Leadership and Education, Resiliency, Health and Wellness, Culture and Language, and Land, Law and Policy. The workshops are a time for deeper connections and learning to happen. Each session is unique and will be lead by a wide variety of community leaders from across the state.

Those not able to attend in person are encouraged to watch the conference live on GCI channel 1, 360North, and ARCS, or online at FAI’s website firstalaskans.org. Register online or at the door the cost is $50.00 for youth and adults, and free for Elders over 65.

FAI strives to develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet the social, economic and educational challenges of the future, while fostering positive relationships among all segments of our society. FAI is a state-wide non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance Alaska Natives.

The Elders & Youth Conference has been generously funded by the various corporate sponsors across the state. Please visit our website for a complete listing.

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606 E Street Suite 200 ∙ Anchorage, AK 99501 ∙ Tel: 907.677.1700 ∙ Fax 907.677.1780 ∙ http://www.firstalaskans.org

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