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Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...Heritage Institute, there are only three fluent speakers of Haida, 10 of Tsimshian and 120 of Tlingit. The last fluent speaker of Eyak died in 2008. An amendment to the bill clarifies that state and local governments will not be required to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
In the Stacks: nonfiction on audiobook

...Navajo. Despite his "white" schooling, during which speaking Navajo was actively discouraged, Nez was still a fluent speaker and when he joined the military, he became one of twenty-nine Code Talkers. Assigned in pairs to a unit, the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-24/stacks-nonfiction-audiobook
Art
Native Eyak language may have a follower

...began teaching himself Eyak from instructional DVDs a few years ago after seeing a documentary on the last known fluent speaker, Marie Smith Jones, who died in 2008. Leduey is learning how the language works by analyzing traditional Eyak tales...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062910/sta_662959548.shtml
state
Queen honors Sealaska employee

...queen's accession to the throne. Cooley, 58, is a fluent speaker of Tlingit who worked for five years as an interpreter...Worl. "She is one of the very few people who is a fluent speaker of Tlingit and has earned college degrees and certificates...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012403/loc_queen.shtml
News
Local linguist to present dissertation defense on Tlingit verbs

...the verbs in their conjugated forms, making it difficult for educators to teach them to classes in the absence of a fluent speaker. In the abstract for her dissertation, Eggleston writes: "The conjugation of Tlingit verbs is unpredictable in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-03-14/local-linguist-present-dissertation-defen
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UAS Alaska Native Language faculty led Whitehorse Workshop

...activities in order to maintain the ancestral integrity of each language group. The mentor-apprentice strategy pairs a fluent speaker with an adult learner; the pair spends 10 or more hours per week together doing routine activities, staying in the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-27/uas-alaska-native-language-faculty-
Neighbors
Unique Haida Curriculum Series Distributed

...view, the language, the culture and even the history of the Haida Indians." The audio of Haida was recorded by fluent speaker Erma Lawrence and Lachler. The curriculum and audio are available through SHI's Haida Linguist Dr. Jordan Lachler...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062809/nei_455546205.shtml
Dictionary seeks to preserve endangered native Han language

...book of stories in Han. "They call me the youngest fluent speaker of our language. And I'm 56, so you can see it...turned to Tim Malcolm, who at age 69 is the oldest fluent speaker of Han in Eagle Village. Like other Alaska Natives...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111306/sta_20061113009.shtml
News
UAA student works on Yup'ik spellchecker

...Yup'ik language. Yup'ik language experts are excited about the possibilities even though the designer is not a fluent speaker.Early this month at the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building in Anchorage, Eric Steven Evon Wassilie Somerville...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/uaa-student-works-yupik-spellchecker
State
Verbal interaction

...their conjugated forms, Edwards said, making it difficult for educators to teach them to classes in the absence of a fluent speaker. "There's just not any resource out there that covers the most critical information about the Tlingit verbs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042910/art_627603028.shtml
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