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North Slope Borough school district students will now be required to learn about their local government and history in order to graduate. (Photo by frankjuarez, Flickr Creative Commons)

North Slope schools expand curricula to ‘reflect ideologies of the Inupiat’

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North Slope government and history is now part of high school graduation requirements for all North Slope Borough schools. The borough school board passed a new policy this month making the curriculum change mandatory for students, effectively beginning with freshmen who start in 2017.
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The new Chert app consolidates characters from all 20 Alaska Native languages on an iPhone keyboard. (Image: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

Kotzebue brothers make first app for all 20 Alaska Native languages

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For the first time ever, you can find all the characters for the 20 recognized Alaska Native languages in one place: a keyboard, downloaded right onto your iPhone. An app called Chert pulls in all the characters you need to spell out words in Yupik, Iñupiaq, Tlingit and more.
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