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Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...of becoming extinct. Though roughly 10,000 still speak the Central Yup'ik language, the last Eyak speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008.Currently only Hawaii recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.The bill advanced...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/bill-making-20-native-languages-officia
State | AK legislature
Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

...of becoming extinct. Though roughly 10,000 still speak the Central Yup'ik language, the last Eyak speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008. Eyak is listed in the bill.Currently only Hawaii recognizes an indigenous language as an official...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/questions-raised-over-alaska-native-lan
State | AK legislature
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

...Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Han, Ahtna, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian.The last Eyak speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008."You can't have multiculturalism in Alaska and a monolithic language," said Lance Twitchell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/panel-moves-bill-honoring-alaska-native
State | AK legislature
Native Eyak language may have a follower

...seeing a documentary on the last known fluent speaker, Marie Smith Jones, who died in 2008. Leduey is learning how the language...edited stories. The last known fluent Native speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008. Anchorage filmmaker Laura Bliss Spaan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062910/sta_662959548.shtml
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Palin, Stevens keep Alaska in spotlight in '08

...year than the record of nearly $11 billion last year in unrestricted revenue. The year began with the death of Marie Smith Jones, the last full-blooded member of Alaska's Eyak Indians and the last fluent speaker of their native language...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122808/sta_371781436.shtml
Last fluent speaker of Eyak language dies

ANCHORAGE - Chief Marie Smith Jones, the last full-blooded Eyak and the last person fluent in her Native language, has died. Jones died peacefully Monday at her...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012308/reg_239203698.shtml
Honoring Heritage

Alaska presumably changed forever on Jan 21 with the extinction of the Eyak language. The death of Marie Smith Jones, the last traditional speaker of the Southcentral Alaska language, highlights the juxtaposition between Alaska Natives' cultural...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052908/spo_284201834.shtml
My turn: Obituary of a language

...23, the Juneau Empire reported the death of Chief Marie Smith Jones, the last fluent speaker of Eyak. Since my first...of a dying language - for the last 15 years, Chief Marie Smith Jones was the lone Native speaker of her language. Eyak...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020408/opi_243562323.shtml
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