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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
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
Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...traditionally to the Chukotka region, and many still have relatives there - including Metcalf, who was born and raised in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Savoonga about 60 miles southeast of the Russian border."I'm excited about it," Metcalf said of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/some-natives-allowed-visa-free-travel-r
State
Restored film about Yup'ik dancing continues statewide tour

...tradition and importance of music and dancing in Yup'ik culture.Dr. Ann Fienup-Riordan, Author...film, "Nothing that has been written about Yup'ik dancing comes close to the power of the Yup'ik commentary contained in 'The Drums of Winter...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-17
Art
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

ANCHORAGE - Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen have decided not to appeal a court ruling that found...court also noted the religious exemption sought would have to apply to all Yup'ik subsistence fishermen, and such an action would have hurt the king...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/plaintiffs-decide-against-appeal-alaska
State | AK legislature
Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film

...According to Napoleon, Yuuyaraq was a code of living for the Yup'ik before "The Great Death"; sort of like a bible but unwritten...changed the persona, the life view, the world view, of the Yup'ik people."Generations later, the approach to healing the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/local-filmmaker-hebert-make-yuuyaraq-film
Art
Yup'ik dancers bring their art to Juneau

...stories with their hands. Members of the Yup'ik dance troupe Nunamta will share the...accompanies the opening of an exhibit of Yup'ik masks and artwork at the Alaska State Museum. A variety of Yup'ik artwork, including 120 masks, is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031499/Loc_dancers.html
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