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Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

...said that through their recordings of Tlingit oral literature and oratory, the Dauenhauers were not only capturing fluent speakers and their stories, they were also documenting how the language functions at its highest level, providing an essential...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/songs-vision-and-experience
Art
Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...disappearing rapidly. According to Sealaska 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
Language revitalization: a total shift in values

...law, and business. I am certain an ANCSA CEO made over a million dollars per year last year, and I work with fluent speakers who are doing all they can to make ends meet. Poverty should not be an opposing value of assimilation, and the power...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-29/language-revitalization-total-shift-value
Art
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
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 Talkers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-24/stacks-nonfiction-audiobook
Art
Number of Alutiiq speakers on the rise

...up to 13 who speak it as a second language, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported."We're not growing as many young fluent speakers, babies and elementary students, yet, but we are growing the next teachers," Drabek said. "We're progressing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/number-alutiiq-speakers-rise
State
Photo: Sharing our language

...Marks, left, and Mary Lekanof using hand puppets given out in the Practicing Tlingit Language workshop at the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centennial Hall Thursday. The hand puppets were given out to help less fluent speakers.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-08/sharing-our-language
Local
SHI awarded grant toward revitalizing Tlingit language

...mentor-apprentice program that works toward perpetuating and revitalizing the Tlingit language. SHI will partner with fluent speakers, advanced Tlingit learners and three Southeast communities to increase the number of fluent Tlingit speakers under...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-15/shi-awarded-grant-toward-revitalizi
Neighbors
Man strives to be fluent in Dena'inaq'

...do so since Kalifornsky, he said. There are other fluent speakers on the Kenai Peninsula, he said, but they are not...to have been immersed in the language as a child. Fluent speakers have all of the language's complex rules ready in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-10-24/man-strives-be-fluent-denainaq
Not For Web
Linguists say Ninilchik Russian is distinct

...it came to be is complicated. Now, as it dies out, Ninilchik Russian continues to be complicated.The number of fluent speakers of Ninilchik Russian continues to shrink. To combat the loss, a couple of cousins from the Russian village teamed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-08/linguists-say-ninilchik-russian-distinc
State

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