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Would You Like a Career Promoting Alaska’s Indigenous Languages?

Do you have a passion for Alaska’s indigenous languages? Do you want to be part of a team charged with finding a way to promote the vitality of Native Languages across the state? If so, the job listed below may … Continue reading

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Alaska Governor Signs Native Language Bill into Law

A couple of months ago we blogged about a bill making its way through the Alaska state legislature that sought to support Alaska Native language revitalization efforts. Earlier this week, Governor Sean Parnell signed that bill into law, stating in a … Continue reading

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Alaska Native Language Bill Needs Support of House

Last week the Alaska State Senate passed what is, according to one legislator, “the most significant piece of legislation affecting Alaska Native languages since 1972 when laws were passed requiring mandatory bilingual education in state-operated schools where children speak Alaska … Continue reading

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Alutiiq Language Revitalization Efforts Stepped Up

With only 50 remaining fluent speakers of the Alutiiq language, most of whom are elderly, concern that the language could be lost forever has lit a fire under community members. Last year, in response to student demand, Kodiak High School, … Continue reading

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Tlingit Language Picture-Story Book Created for Alaskan Children

Tlingit author and American Book Award recipient Ernestine Hayes wanted to write a children’s book that would be relevant to children in Southeast Alaska. Rather than the tales of farm animals she grew up with, she wanted to create a … Continue reading

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Alaska Tribe Marks New Year with Launch of Language Revival Website

“Are you ready to make history?” That is the invitation and challenge that greets visitors to the Eyak Language Project’s home page, launched January 1, 2011. Three years ago Chief Marie Jones Smith, the last Native speaker of Eyak, died, … Continue reading

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