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Alaska Native Language Preservation
and Advisory Council

The Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council provides recommendations and advice to both the Governor and Legislature on programs, policies, and projects; and to network and advocate in support of the Council’s mission.

The Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council was created by the second session of the 27th Legislature. The Governor appointed to the council five voting members who are professional language experts and who represent diverse regions of the state.

In addition, one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve on the council as nonvoting members. In appointing the nonvoting members of the Council, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint a member of the bush caucus, if a bush caucus exists. In this subsection, "bush caucus" means a group of legislators that represents rural areas of the state. The members appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

What's New At ANLPAC!

    Openings Within the Council

  • There will be one opening on the Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council, to be filled by appointment by the Governor, on or before August 20th, 2018. The ANLPAC advocates for the preservation, restoration, and revitalization of Alaska Native languages and directly informs the Governor, the State Legislature, and Alaskan citizens about recommended strategies for the survival of all Alaska Native languages. ANLPAC members serve as volunteers and represent all Alaska Native languages, not only their own. For the best opportunity to be considered for this appointment, please apply before the end of July. Please share this information.
    If you or someone you know is professionally involved with Alaska Native languages and would like to be considered for appointment to this important council, please go to this page:

    From there you can initiate your application using the hot link “Apply Online” on the lower left which will take you to:

    Once there, use the drop down menu under “Board/Commission and seat you are seeking:” and select 'Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council'.

  • 2016 Biennial Report to the Governor and the Legislature
  • 2016 Summary of ANLPAC Recommendations

For more information about the Alaska Native Language
Preservation & Advisory Council contact:

D. Roy Mitchell, IV
Research Analyst
Phone: 907-269-3646

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