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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Alaska Native Language Preservation
& Advisory Council

Council Members

The Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council members are appointed by the Governor of Alaska, and serve three-year terms. Council members are Alaska Native language professionals who provide recommendations for and foster the development of a comprehensive statewide Alaska Native language policy, strategy for improving the preservation, restoration and revitalization of Alaska Native languages.

Representative Andi Story Senator Donald Olson - Inupiaq
April Gale Laktonen Counceller, Chair - Alutiiq Annette Evans Smith, Vice Chair - Athabascan, Alutiiq and Yup'ik Walkie Charles - Yup'ik X'unei Lance Twitchell - Tlingit, Haida, Yup’ik, and Sami Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle - Inupiaq

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

D. Roy Mitchell, IV

Research Analyst
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: 907-269-3646
Email: anlpac@alaska.gov