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.

Dzaanh nezoonh – Hello!

Please help spread the word about the opportunity to submit proposals to present at the 2015 Elders and Youth Conference on October 12-14, 2015 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

We have extended the submission deadline to this FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th.

Our 2015 conference theme “Not in Our Smokehouse” speaks to the power of our self-determination and cultural identities as the conduit for transformation for our children and our communities. The theme itself was generated by youth in one of our villages, emphasizing the love and responsibility we have to protect and strengthen our children protecting our homelands, our peoples, and our ways of life.

You can submit proposals online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015EYCallforpresentations or using the form attached.

Enaa baasee’ – much thanks!

Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman
Leadership Development Director
First Alaskans Institute
606 E Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
907.677.1712 direct
907.229-2767 cell

2015 Elders & Youth Call for Presentation EXTENDED DEADLINE.DOC

2015 Elders & Youth Call for Presentation EXTENDED DEADLINE.pdf

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.