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

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