UAA leads discussion and execution in preserving Alaska Native languages
by Ted Kincaid |
Last month, the UAA Alaska Native Studies Department hosted a panel discussion surrounding SB 130 that recently established The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. The purpose of the community forum was to consider the intersection of state university and community efforts to preserve Alaska Native languages, to build on the momentum of SB 130 and place particular emphasis on UAA's role in Alaska Native languages preservation.
Listen to a podcast of the event: "Revisioning Alaska Native Languages at UAA: A Public Forum on SB 130"
Read the Anchorage Daily News coverage that tackles the question "What benefit can society at large receive from expending energy and resources on preserving endangered languages?" and tries to get to the bottom of the official number of different words for "snow" in both Inupiaq and snowboarder.