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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
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
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
Slack Tide: A marriage based on intercourse

...lettuce."Later that night, my shirt still spotless, I take her back to my place. Now, I know what you're thinking, and yup, that's right. On our first date, we did it. We put on some music, lay down on the bed and ... conceptualized what would...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-22/slacktide-marriage-based-intercours
Neighbors
Translators scramble to meet election deadline

...materials and voting information that have been translated into Yup'ik or Gwich'in.Gwich'in translators Allan Hayton and...available on its website translations of election material in Yup'ik dialects and provide to outreach workers translations of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-08/translators-scramble-meet-election-dead
State
Quinhagak residents hope ancient hair tells story

...KYUK reported the hair and other genetic samples were among items found at the site of an ancient village 5 miles outside the Yup'ik community.Archaeologist Rick Knecht with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is in charge of the dig, which is funded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/quinhagak-residents-hope-ancient-hair-t
State
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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