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Bill package supports military families Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, introduced the final piece in a package of legislation Friday aimed at helping military families in Alaska.

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Learning together

What can be done to support ongoing efforts to revitalize Tlingit language use in Southeast Alaska communities? And why are these efforts so important?These two complex questions were among the wide range of issues addressed in many different contexts during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" Tlingit clan conference held Thursday through Sunday at Centennial Hall. More than 60 Native and non-Native presenters spoke on topics ranging from Tlingit art to civil rights to education, under a shared theme, "Our language is our way of life."

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-11/learning-together
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Tlingit language survey under way

SITKA - In 2000, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization listed Tlingit as a critically endangered language.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061509/loc_451131560.shtml
Many of world's 6,800 tongues face extinction

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 to Alaska and one that is expected to become extinct when the 83-year-old Smith passes away.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061901/Loc_language.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

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 to Alaska and one that is expected to become extinct when the 83-year-old Smith passes away.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061901/Loc_language.shtml
Norway, Sweden part V: Stockholm

From Bergen, my husband, Don, and I took the train back to Oslo, Norway. We planned to spend the night in Oslo. Nevertheless, when we talked to the Scan-Rail information clerk, we learned that many trains were cancelled because of Easter week.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120707/nei_20071207003.shtml
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