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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A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (File photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD )

Alaska Mental Health Trust delays Deer Mountain logging vote

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Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.
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Alaska Native corporation acquires oil and gas leases in Arctic waters

By | Alaska Native Corporations, Alaska Native Government & Policy, Alaska's Energy Desk, Energy & Mining, Featured News, North Slope | No Comments
The Alaska Native corporation representing the North Slope has bought two federal leases in the Beaufort sea formerly owned by Shell. That gives the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, or ASRC, the right to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, which has historically been controversial in the region.
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