An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at Northwest Campus have been in coordination with the UAF Alaska Language Institute in Fairbanks. The university is working to establish language courses for community members to study and share. The [...]
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In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say Hooper Bay woman died after falling through ice; Alaska State Troopers search for missing Sitka woman; Governor Parnell supports Alaska businesses as they fight against an emissions control area; Nome’s Jacob Martin recognized at AFN; Governor Parnell appoints 5 Alaskans to Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council; [...]
The Governor has until December to name members to the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. The group will be made of language experts from around the state who will advise the governor and legislature on language policy. Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, the director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska [...]
In Monday’s news: NovaGold signs Rock Creek purchase and sale agreement to BSNC; Oil spill near Kodiak near important subsistence salmon habitat; Gov. Parnell has until December to appoint native language council members (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Eagle River hiker mauled by grizzly; North Pole to host 2012 world mushing and skijoring championships.
In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.
Former KNOM news reporter Jesse Zink has published a book about his time as a missionary in South Africa. Grace at the Garbage Dump explores his work and experience in a poor community. Zink helped patients struggling with HIV and AIDS, worked in microcredit programs, and tutored English students. He says cultural understanding was an [...]
Errant text to trooper in Bethel have two women facing possible misdemeanor charges; Nome breaks record for wettest day in May; state releases draft EA for Nome runway safety improvements; environmental and AK Native groups appeal air permit granted to Shell; Inupiat Word Finder App now available.
Nome’s Port Commission gets closer to a decision on where gold dredges and other vessels will dock this summer; the Alaska Historical Commission hosting a discussion today on how to revitalize Alaska’s Native languages; Port of Anchorage officials say no new construction planned for a third year in a row; US Coast Guard’s “Arctic Outreach” brings boat and water safety to Nome schools.
Dina Sagoonick’s life growing up in Shaktoolik as a young girl was traditional, and in the ways that she and her family relied on dog teams, hunting, and trapping, it was a way of life that had sustained her ancestors for thousands of years. And yet her life was also uniquely full of change, a [...]
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