GT STACKED_0There’s Black Friday. There’s Cyber Monday. Then there’s #GivingTuesday … the kick-off of giving season (our favorite time of year!). 
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement, and we encourage you to get involved! EVERYONE has something to give, whether it be time or expertise, donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.
If students and language revitalization are close to your heart, we welcome your gift to Doyon Foundation. Thank you and happy giving!

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THE STUDENT DINNER, SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, IN ANCHORAGE, HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE EARTHQUAKE. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THE QUAKE. 

Join Doyon Foundation for a student dinner in Anchorage on Saturday, December 1! The evening begins at 5 p.m. in Room 106 at the Gorsuch Commons at the University of Alaska Anchorage. If you please to attend, please RSVP here.

We’ll have delicious food as well as a holiday-themed beadwork craft activity and door prizes!

All Doyon Foundation students, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend this free event. RSVP here.

Are you a Foundation alumni? If so, please consider bringing a door prize donation or a dish to share. Let us know what you can bring when you RSVP.

A special thank you to Foundation alumni for organizing this special event for our Anchorage-area students. We look forward to seeing you!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Doyon Foundation family to yours. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

In observance of Thanksgiving, Doyon Foundation will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 26th.  Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

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The final report is in for the 2018 Pick. Click. Give. campaign, and we are very grateful for our 52 donors who contributed a total of $3,200 to Doyon Foundation this year.

See photos of our grateful students and happy donors on our Facebook page!

These donations go directly to our general scholarship fund, which provides basic scholarships ranging from $800 for part-time students to $1,200 for full-time students. These scholarships support not only students pursuing traditional four-year degrees, but also certificates, associate degrees and vocational training.

Visit our blog to read profiles featuring students who have benefitted from your generosity!

Thank you again for your support as we work toward our mission to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Visit our website to learn more about the Foundation and our work in the areas of scholarships and language revitalization.

Our 2018 Pick. Click. Give. donors

Anonymous

Linda Armstrong

Barbara Beatus

Lawreen Buresch

Cullen Carlo

Kimberly Carlo

Stacey Demoski

Andrea Durny

Diane Evans-Sommer

Deanna Fitzgerald

Bentley Foster

Collin Foster

Eric Girard

Allan Hayton

Rodney Hildebrand

Sharon Hildebrand

Polly Hyslop

Cole Isaacson

Cruz Isaacson

Diane Kaplan

Tanya Kaquatosh

Hillary King

Joseph Mallott

Maurine McGinty

Doris Miller

Paul Mountain

Denise Newman

Sarah Obed

Susan Paskvan

Macoy Pedebone

Sunny Pedebone

Melinda Peter

Kelsey Potdevin

Harold Richards

Abigail Riggs

Sonta Roach

Aaron Schutt

Breanna Semaken

Geraldine Simon

Caleb Smoke

Larissa Sommer

Dena Sommer-Pedebone

Grayson Thomas

Niesje Tindall

Sean Volavong

Ashley Wallace

Public Policy Fellowship Application for 2019 Legislative Session

Application Due Date: MONDAY, December 3, 2018

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce its 2019 Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) to place Alaska Native and rural Alaskans in Juneau during the 2019 Legislative session. The goal of the PPF is that emerging leaders will be familiar with the legislative process; understand their own histories; learn and use the skills of past, present and future leadership; and know the evolving issues that confront Alaska Natives and the State of Alaska. Participants will have hands-on experience working with the legislative and political process, creating a real-time two-way flow of information between the Alaska State Capitol and our Alaska Native communities.

Public Policy Fellowship Application – Apply Today!

· Apply online (Survey Monkey)

· Download the application (PDF)

· Visit our website for more information

Example duties and core competencies successful fellows are encouraged to have and pursue:

· Written/Verbal Communication: Capture and disseminate relevant information; Draft speeches; Draft legislation; Draft legislative citations (memorial, honorary); Draft and distribute District Newsletter; Provide oral testimony before committees; Attend committee hearings and provide written or verbal summaries to legislative staff.

· Social: “Constituent Work” – communicate and work with constituents in the office or by phone/mail/email to respond to their concerns and interests; Problem solve; Attend committee meetings, constituent meetings and staff meetings.

· Research/Analytical: Analyze legislation; Research; Track budget development; Follow bills and help draft or carry legislation; Track and research Alaska Native issues.

· Office Management: Process emails; Process printed mail; Schedule meetings on Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, etc.

2019 will mark the 11th year of the Public Policy Fellowship. This paid fellowship is 14 weeks in length, from January 15 to April 14, 2019.The fellowship will begin with an orientation in Juneau. Fellows will be expected to work five days a week at the placement office with the exception of the scheduled leadership training sessions and holidays or approved days off. All confirmed 2019 fellows will be provided a housing stipend, a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and bi-weekly pay.

FAI is a statewide Alaska Native non-profit organization whose mission is: “True to identity, heritage, and values Alaska Natives are informed and engaged in leading the decisions that shape the future.” Our vision is Progress for the next 10,000 years…

Timeline

· Application due date: Monday, December 3, 2018

· Final selection of fellows: December 14, 2018

· Placement with host legislative office finalized: December 28, 2018

· First Alaskans Institute Training: January 8 – 9, 2019 (Juneau)

· Legislative Ethics Training: January 10 – 11, 2019 (Juneau)

· Public Policy Fellowship: January 15 – April 14, 2019 (Juneau)

Basis for Selection
Successful applicants will be selected based on an application process, which requires applicants to submit:

□ Pages 3 and 4 of the application form;
□ Typed biography describing personal, professional and family background (250 word limit);□ Current resume no more than 2 pages;
□ Two current letters of recommendation;
□ Written essay (250 – 650 word limit) OR submit a short video Essa (1 minute 30 seconds – 3 minutes limit);
□ Unofficial transcripts if still attending a post-secondary institution although there is no academic requirement to be eligible. Official transcripts may be requested if you are a successful fellow; and
□ If Alaska Native/American Indian, please include a copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal ID Card.

Address application materials and questions to:
Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk
First Alaskans Institute
606 E Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Telephone: 907.677.1707
Fax: 907.677.1780
E-mail: ellatonuchuk

Visit for more information: https://firstalaskans.org/leadership-development/public-policy-fellowship/2019-public-policy-fellowship/

2019 FAI PPF Application.pdf

Shifting away from the assimilation model: Exploring methods for successful indigenous education

12/7/2018
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

Reynolds Classroom

Join X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages, UAS, and Charlene Stern, Assistant Professor, Department Co-Chair, Native Student Union Faculty Advisor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, UAF for a workshop that proposes new models for education. Designed for educators and administrators from K-12 and higher education and educators in informal educational settings. Space is limited; registration recommended. Included with admission.

Go to the below link to purchase tickets.

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=50225