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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.

Senator Donald Olson Inupiaq Representative Dean Westlake, Iñupiaq Annette Evans Smith (Chair), Athabascan, Alutiiq and Yup'ik Lance Twitchell (Vice-Chair), Tlingit, Haida, Yup’ik, and Sami April Gale Laktonen Counceller, Alutiiq Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle, Inupiaq Walkie Charles, Yup'ik

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

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