Skip to content
Back to Top

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 - Alutiiq Annette Evans Smith - Athabascan, Alutiiq and Yup'ik Walkie Charles - Yup'ik X'unei Lance Twitchell, Vice-Chair - Tlingit, Haida, Yup’ik, and Sami Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle, Chair - 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