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Alaska Native Language Preservation
& Advisory Council

Information

The Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council was created during the 27th Legislature and signed into law by Governor Sean Parnell in May 2012. Seven members comprise the council, five of whom are Alaska Native language professionals.

The mission of the Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council is to advocate for the survival and revitalization of Alaska Native languages through collaboration and sharing for all.

Listed below are the Fact Sheets available for download in  Adobe (.pdf) format.

Council Overview
Member Name Date Appointed Term Expires
Language
Senator Donald Olson
28th Legislature

Inupiaq
Representative Dean Westlake 28th Legislature

Iñupiaq
Annette Evans Smith, Chair 10/4/2013 9/1/2019 Athabascan, Alutiiq, Yup'ik
X'unei Lance Twitchell,Vice Chair 9/22/2017 9/1/2020 Tlingit, Haida, Yup'ik, Sami
April Laktonen Counceller 10/18/2012 9/1/2017 Alutiiq
Yaayuk Bernadette
Alvanna-Stimpfle
10/4/2013 9/1/2019 Inupiaq
Walkie Charles
10/18/2012 9/1/2018 Yup'ik

Chair: Selected by council, for a one year term
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Council Mission and Values How to Contact the Council

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