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  • Feb 23, 2012
  • 07:25 PM

Rural lawmaker wants council on Alaska Native languages

Austin Baird / TheNewsTribune.com
JUNEAU -- Linguists and Native groups from across Alaska are lining up behind a proposal aimed at preserving and revitalizing the state's 20 Native languages. Sen. Donald Olson, D-Nome, is recommending that the state create the Alaska Native Language Preservation Council, which would advise the governor on programs and projects that will make the most of resources available to Native groups

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