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UAA student works on Yup'ik spellchecker

...Anchorage has created software that can spellcheck the Yup'ik language. Yup'ik language experts are excited about the possibilities...Steven Evon Wassilie Somerville presented a model for Yup'ik spellchecking software. For someone who hasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/uaa-student-works-yupik-spellchecker
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Photo: Celebrating Yup'ik traditions

...artist Ossie Kairaiuak of Chefornak leads a Yup'ik song and dance, "Seal Hunt," on Saturday during the Yup'ik Traditions Family Festival at the Alaska State Museum. In conjunction with the Yup'ik science exhibit, the festival included...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100509/loc_501251046.shtml
Yup'ik voters and Bethel reach deal on interpreters

...city of Bethel will provide better trained Yup'ik translators at voting polls and translations...groups, which brought a lawsuit on behalf of Yup'ik speakers, had contended that translators...always been providing assistance to the Yup'ik voters here, but we hope that the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071609/sta_464474331.shtml
Voting officials knew of poor translation

...coordinated the Division of Election's Yup'ik language program knew the translation...right over their heads! :-)" Wassilie, a Yup'ik speaker, wrote to Growden. Growden, who does not speak Yup'ik, responded: "I too think it should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/voting-officials-knew-poor-translation
State
Yup'ik speaking voters still troubled at the polls

ANCHORAGE - Concerns about Alaska's Yup'ik voters ability to translate ballots...in U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Yup'ik speaking voters insist the state had...state used the word "takukaq." But in one Yup'ik dialect, it means "brown bear" and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020509/sta_385027916.shtml
Judge orders Alaska to help Yup'ik voters

...is requiring elections officials to provide Yup'ik-speaking voters in the Bethel area with...poll workers who are bilingual in English and Yup'ik. Sample ballots will have to be written in Yup'ik. A glossary of election terms also written...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080108/sta_312394876.shtml
Native speakers focus of voting rights trial

...to provide complete translations of voting materials into Native languages.Plaintiffs say the state lags behind the law for Yup'ik and Gwich'in speakers in three regions.The state contends its program meets legal requirements, providing sample ballots...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/native-speakers-focus-voting-rights-tri
State
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...to provide complete translations of voting materials into Native languages. Plaintiffs say the state lags behind the law for Yup'ik and Gwich'in speakers in three regions.The state contends its program meets legal requirements, providing sample ballots...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Perseverance Theatre's ASTI program begins July 12

...WWII, and two female army soldiers based in Baghdad in 2003. The production stars Tlingit actor Charles McKenry of Juneau, Yup'ik actor Corey Joseph of Kwigillingok, Tlingit actor Katrina Hotch of Klukwan, Inupiaq actor Mary Lou Rock of Shaktoolik...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/perseverance-theatres-asti-program-begins
Art
Yup'ik fishermen appeal fishing convictions

...appeals were filed earlier this month.The Yup'ik fishermen were cited last year during a...state can protect king runs and still allow Yup'ik fishermen a subsistence priority over non-Yup'ik residents, even for a short fishery limited...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-23/yupik-fishermen-appeal-fishing-convicti
State

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