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Marjorie Tahbone, the vice chair of Inuusiq, Inc., teaching an Inupiaq class at the Nome high school.

With “Language Nest,” a New Campaign to Revitalize Inupiaq

“What makes it a language nest instead of just a day care is that it’s going to provide the parents and the grandparents with learning materials,” Hattie Keller said of a new Inupiaq “language nest” project coming to Shishmaref. The nest will be run by Inuusiq, Inc., a non-profit of which Keller is the Board Chair.

Shishmaref, Alaska

Dateline: Shishmaref, Alaska

Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.