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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...example 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
Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

...danger 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
Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...endangered 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
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few...page: Print Email Archives Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few...Local 1 6 The Juneau Empire Online Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061901/Loc_language.shtml
Many of world's 6,800 tongues face extinction

WASHINGTON - Marie Smith has plenty of friends, but few she can talk to in her native tongue. She is the last known speaker of Eyak, a language native...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061901/Loc_language.html
Local
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...edited stories. The last known fluent Native speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008. Anchorage filmmaker Laura Bliss...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062910/sta_662959548.shtml
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Obituaries

...Smith, Ted Smith, Francis (and Mary) Smith and Sidney (and Elizabeth) Smith, all of Juneau, and Lee (and Marie) Smith of Warrenton, Ore., son Herbert J. (and Sandy) Bruns, daughters Charlotte (and Roger) Duncan, Cecelia (and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100699/Com_obits.html
Comm
Police & Fire

...Loop Road. The subject was lodged at the state prison. Drunken driving: At about 12:15 p.m. Monday, Christina Marie Smith-Oldaker, 41, was arrested for drunken driving in the 9300 block of Glacier Highway. The vehicle she was driving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061009/loc_449426637.shtml
Condit's unseemly silence

...and fueled the very media circus he denounces. New allegations make Condit's behavior even more troubling. Anne Marie Smith, a 39-year-old flight attendant, told Fox News that she and Condit had an affair over the past year and that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070601/opE_EdSilence.shtml
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