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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
A big night in the arts

...Heritage Center, AnchorageAnnette Evans Smith is of Athabascan, Yup'ik and Alutiiq heritage. She grew up in Anchorage, Dillingham...revitalize the state's 20 indigenous languages and is learning Yup'ik herself with her husband and two sons, according to an...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
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
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

...communities in southwestern Alaska. Partner villages Chignik Lagoon and Port Heiden are looking at sea otter ecology, and the Yup'ik village of Togiak is concerned about bearded seal, or maklak, ecology.With funding from Alaska Sea Grant, the goal...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

...in western Alaska that they said provide a look into ancient Yup'ik culture that has never been seen.The artifacts were uncovered...appeared to have died violently in their homes.That fits with Yup'ik lore - stories passed down from generation to generation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-03/archaeologists-find-remains-ancient-vil
State
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

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