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Language: Coast Tsimshian

  • Mar 27, 2012
  • 05:18 PM

April 1-7, 2012 Proclaimed Heritage Language Awareness Week

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Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council is proclaiming April 1-7, 2012 Heritage Language Awareness Week. It is estimated that only 175 Native languages remain in the United States, three of which are languages indigenous to the Ketchikan area: Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian also known as Lingít, Xaad Kíl, and Shmalgyax.
  • Mar 08, 2012
  • 09:39 PM

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Alaska Native Languages

Alaska Native News
The Alaska State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at protecting and restoring Alaska Native Languages. Senate Bill 130 will establish the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council to assess the state of Alaska Native Languages, reevaluate the programs within the state, and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature to establish new programs or reorganize the current programs.

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