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A name restored

When the U.S. Forest Service's revised map of the Juneau Icefield is printed next month, it will contain an original Tlingit place name for the first time: Tlaxhsatanjin, which can be translated as "idle hands" or "hands at rest."
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...literature in 1976, Dauenhauer was hired by Michael Krauss of the University of Alaska Fairbanks to work with the Alaska Native Language Center to continue recording elders, a project she carried out in conjunction with her husband. In 1983, the couple...
Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards announced

A well-known Alaskan writer, a bookstore owner, a team creating interactive children's books in Cup'ik, and a program that preserves Alaska Native languages share the Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards for 2014.
Longtime teacher given top AFN award

...Native language linguist Larry Kaplan was honored with the AFN Denali Award. Kaplan is the director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The Denali award is reserved for a non-Native person who demonstrates...
Learning together

...about a third of the presentations, and, indirectly, many more.The University of Alaska-Fairbanks' Alaska Native Language Center estimates there are between 400 and 500 Tlingit speakers today, but according to Assistant Professor of Alaska...

...information on the number of Tlingit speakers, based on figures from the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Native Language Center. The updated figure is 200, according to Xh'unei Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native...
Alaska books roundup 2013

...or wife) who receives an unexpected gift from a loon. Mishler is an affiliate research professor with the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. (University of Nebraska Press, May 2013)"Weathered Edge: three...
Fairbanks seeks interpreters for Arctic Winter Games

...of the harder tasks for Chapin. Greenlandic also is proving challenging.Lawrence Kaplan, director of the Alaska Native Language Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks, is helping to find interpreters for the games. He said he isn't aware...
New writer laureate bridges cultures, disciplines

Nora Marks Dauenhauer was honored with a reception at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Tuesday evening in recognition of her recent appointment as Alaska's newest Writer Laureate.
Alutiiq Museum publishes new book

KODIAK - The Alutiiq Museum is expanding its campaign to promote the Alutiiq language with a new book detailing how to write in Alutiiq.


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