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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
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
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
FYI

...Alyssa Nelson, of Juneau. Grant Jewell Rich and Elaine Marie Brewer, of Juneau. Daniel Raymond Losselyong and Tonia Marie Smith, of Juneau. Timothy James Rentrop and Brandi Hersel, of Juneau. David Kenneth Lindoff and Angel Annie Abbott, of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111607/nei_20071116006.shtml
Neighbors
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
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
FYI for the week of Aug. 12, 2012

...Pahl, weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz., to CaSandra Smith and Woody Pahl of Haines.? On Aug. 5, 2012, a daughter, Chloe Marie Smith, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz., to Rosanna Marie Vavalis and Michael B. Smith.? On Aug. 5, 2012, a daughter, Estrella...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-08-12/fyi-week-aug-12-2012
Neighbors
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
state
FYI

...Erins, Normal, Ill., and Michelle Leigh Robinson, of Bloomington, Ill. Terrence Lynn Allshouse Jr. and Amanda Marie Smith, of Grand Valley, Pa. Adam Seth Temkin and Sarah Erica Weismer, of New Hope, Pa. Anthony Collins and Deborah Tweedy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091309/nei_492630648.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
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