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Alaska Native Language Preservation Advisory Council

Language Programs

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Ahtna Country
Ahtna Country
  • Ahtna Heritage Foundation: Language Documentation Program. Glennallen, AHF Office.
  • C’ek’aedi Hwnax “Legacy House” (Ahtna Cultural Center), Ethnographic & Linguistic Archive. Copper Center, Alaska. 1500 recordings in Ahtna and English.
  • Kenai Peninsula College: Ahtna Language distance learning classes
Anchorage Area
  • Ahtna language lessons weekly, at Ahtna, Inc. in Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Charter School
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center: Urban Eskimo Revitalization Project: Teacher training and instruction in Central Yup’ik and Iñupiaq languages
  • College Gate Elementary, Yup'ik Immersion, Anchorage School District
  • Cook Inlet Native Headstart, Yup’ik immersion program
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Clare Swan Headstart, Yup’ik immersion
  • Iñupiaraagvik Isagviŋmi, Anchorage Inupiaq Language Circle
  • Iñupiaq Phrase of the Day
  • Unanam Tunuu (Aleut) Wednesday noons and Thursday evenings, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Arctic Slope Region
Arctic Slope Region
  • Arctic language website assessment & teaching & learning policy
  • Rosetta Stone, North Slope Iñupiaq, levels 1-3
  • ICC-Alaska Education Steering Committee includes starting Iñupiaq / Yup’ik immersion
  • Ilisaqativut, Iñupiaq language intensives
Bering Straits Region
Bering Straits Region
  • Aniguiin School, Elim, BSSD, Inupiaq and Yup’ik languages
  • Brevig Mission School, BSSD, Inupiaq language
  • Ilisaqativut, Iñupiaq language intensives
  • Koyuk-Malimiut School, Koyuk, BSSD, Inupiaq and Yup’ik languages
  • Nome, Kawerak – Eskimo Heritage Program language project: Inupiaq, Central Yup’ik, and St. Lawrence Island Yupik languages
  • Nome, Inupiaq language pre-school scheduled for fall, 2018; Kawerak and Nome Public Schools
  • Nome, Norton Sound Education Working Group (Language & Culture)
  • Nome, Strategic Planning Committee for Bering Straits languages
  • Nome Elementary School, Nome Public Schools, Inupiaq language
  • Shishmaref School, BSSD, Inupiaq language
  • Shishmaref School, upcoming Inupiaq language nest, fall 2018, Kawerak
  • Anthony A. Andrews School, Saint Michael, BSSD, Yup’ik language
  • Tukurngailnguq School, Stebbins, BSSD, Yup’ik language
  • James C. Isabell School, Teller, BSSD, Inupiaq language
  • Unalakleet: BSSD Bilingual Bicultural Dept. Program
Central Yup’ik / Yugtun Country
Central Yup’ik Yugtun Country
  • Akiachak, Yupiit School District, Yup’ik language
  • Aleknagik School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Atmautluak, Joann A. Alexie Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Bethel, Ayaprun Immersion Charter School, LKSD (1995 to present), Yup’ik language
  • Akiachak, Yupiit School District, Yup’ik language
  • Aleknagik School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Atmautluak, Joann A. Alexie Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Bethel, Ayaprun Immersion Charter School, LKSD (1995 to present), Yup’ik language
  • Chevak School, Kashunamiut School District, Cup’ik language
  • Ekwok, William “Sonny” Nelson School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Hooper Bay School, LYSD, K-3 Yup’ik Early Total Immersion program
  • Igiugig Yup’ik language program, ANA Language Preservation grant
  • Kasigluk, Akiuk Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Kasigluk-Akula, Akula Elitnaurvik, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Koliganek School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Kongiganak, Ayagina’ar Elitnaurvik, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Kwigillingok School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Manokotak, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Mekoryak, Nuniwarmiut School, LKSD, Cup’ig language
  • Napaskiak, ZJ Williams Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • New Stuyahok Chief Ivan Blunka School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Newtok, Newtok Ayaprun School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Nightmute, Negtemiut Elitnaurviat, LKSD, Yup’ik languagev
  • Nunapitchuk, Anna Tobeluk Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Oscarville, Qugcuun Memorial School, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • Quinhagak, Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat, LKSD, Yup’ik language
  • St. Mary’s School, St. Mary’s, Yup’ik language
  • Togiak School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
  • Twin Hills School, SWRSD, Yup’ik language
Chugachmiut Country
Chugachmiut Country
  • Chugachmiut Language Program: Master-Apprentice Teams, Sugt’stun language
  • Port Graham School, KPBSD, Sugt’stun language
  • Nanwalek Preschool, IRA Council, Sugt’stun language
  • Nanwalek Elementary/High School, KPBSD, Sugt’stun language
Dena’ina Fairbanks
  • Doyon Heritage Foundation: Nine Dene languages plus Iñupiaq
  • B.A. in Yup’ik language
  • B.A. in Iñupiaq language
Gwich’in Country
  • Arctic Village: 3, half-hour classes day, 1-5, middle school, high school
  • AFt. Yukon: Grades 1-5
Hän Country
Hän Country
  • Eagle, Eagle Community School, AGSD, Hän language
Holikachuk Country
Holikachuk Country
  • Elizabeth Keating, from Holikachuk/Grayling, Athabascan on FB word exchange; wants to record and have teleconference capabilities. 10-20 people speak some of the language (Dr. Beth Leonard knows of two elders who are fluent speakers of Holikachuk).
Koyukon / Denaakk’e Country
Koyukon / Denaakk’e Country
  • Allakaket School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Hughes, Johnny Oldman School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Kaltag School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Koyukuk School, Ella B. Vernetti School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Manley School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Minto School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Nulato, Andrew K. Demoski School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
  • Rampart School, YKSD, Denaakk’e language
Koniag Country
Koniag Country
  • Alutiiq Museum: Language Program
  • Kodiak Alutiiq New Words Council
  • Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers
  • website
  • website (materials)
  • Kodiak College Alutiiq Language Occupational Endorsement Certificate
  • Alutiiq Language oral history archive
  • Alutiiq Language Club
  • Alutiiq Language & Learners Facebook page
  • Kodiak High School, Alutiiq language class
  • Port Lions School: Outreach through WVOPL
  • Native Village of Afognak: Language Materials & Curriculum
  • Old Harbor: Preschool language lessons
Northwest Arctic Native Association (NANA) region
NANA Region
  • Nikaitchuat Iḷisagviat Iñupiaq Immersion School, N.V.K.
  • NWABSD Bilingual Bicultural Dept. Program
  • Village Elementary Schools, Iñupiaq language programs
  • Aqqaluk Trust –language project – Iñupiaq Rosetta Stone CD, Level One
  • Kotzebue, UAF, Iñupiaq language classes
  • Rosetta Stone, Kotzebue Sound Iñupiaq, level 1
Southeastern Alaska
Southeastern Alaska
  • Southeastern Alaska:
  • UAS Language Program and Classes
  • Angoon, Angoon School, Chatham School District, Tlingit language
  • Hoonah, Hoonah City School District, Tlingit language
  • Hydaburg School, Hydaburg School District, Haida language
  • Juneau Tlingit Language Learners
  • Juneau – Tlingit classes, free: SHI on Wednesdays, GHI on Saturdays; Juneau Library private circles on Mondays.
  • Juneau, Harborview Elementary, Tlingit Culture and Literacy
  • Juneau, Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School, Tlingit language
  • Juneau, Mendenhall River Community School, Tlingit language
  • Juneau, Floyd Drydan Middle School, Tlingit language
  • Juneau, Juneau-Douglas High School, Tlingit language
  • Juneau, Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School, Tlingit languagev
  • Juneau, Thunder Mountain High School, Tlingit language
  • Juneau – upcoming Tlingit language immersion school
  • Juneau dance groups: Wooch.een; Juneau Haida Dancersv
  • Juneau – Xaad Kil (Haida) language learners group
  • Juneau – Sm’algyax Learners Group
  • Juneau – UAS: Tlingit, Haida language classes; degrees or concentration areas.
  • Juneau – Goldbelt Tlingit language projects
  • Juneau – Sealaska Heritage Institute language projects, especially for Tlingit
  • Kake, Kake City School, Tlingit language
  • Sitka, Baronoff Elementary School, Tlingit language program
  • Sitka, Blatchley Middle School, Tlingit language programv
  • Sitka, Sitka High School, Tlingit language program
  • Ketchikan: Haida and Tsimshian languages
  • Haida Language Leaners Facebook page with over 2,000 likes.
  • Metlakatla: Gavin Hudson, Councilman, Metlakatla Indian Community; Chairman, Haayk Foundation
  • Wrangell Public School, Tlingit language
  • Yakutat, master-apprentice program, Tlingit language
  • Yakutat School, Tlingit language
  • Yakutat, language nest starting in January, 2018, Tlingit language

Tanana Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ Country

Unangax Country
Unangax Country
  • St. George, Summer Unangam Tunuu workshop, WAYK [Where Are Your Keys]
  • St. Paul School, Pribilof School District, Unangax Aleut language
  • Unalaska City School, Unangax Aleut language
Upper Kuskokwim / Dinak’i Country
Upper Kuskokwim / Dinak’i Country
Upper Tanana / Nee'aanèegn' Country
Upper Tanana / Nee'aanèegn' Country
  • Northway, Walter Northway School, Upper Tanana Athabascan language
General / Cross-Regional
General / Cross-Regional
  • Alaska Native Languages on Facebook
  • Alaska Humanities Forum: