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Bill Ferguson exits a voting booth at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, one of two available precincts in Bethel, Alaska on November 8, 2016. (Photo by Katie Basile/KYUK)

State elections division holds Alaska Native language summit

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Alaska elections officials are struggling to put methods in place to translate the state's election ballot into an array of diverse Alaska Native languages. 
Pete Kaiser at the ceremonial start of the 2018 Iditarod in Anchorage. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)

As Iditarod has changed, so has its relationship with its Native roots, mushers say

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Before the ceremonial start Saturday of the 2018 Iditarod, veteran musher Ketil Reitan of Kaktovik remarked on how fewer Inupiaq people are dog mushing nowadays. Fewer than 10 mushers out of the 67 competing in this year’s Iditarod are Alaska…
Spruce-root hat by Delores Churchill. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Haida weaver Delores Churchill replicates ancient hat

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Sealaska Heritage Institute earlier this year acquired a spruce-root hat made by Haida weaver Delores Churchill. The hat is a replica of one found with ancient remains.  
Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimplfle, center, testifies before the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee on Tuesday on the Alaska Native language resolution HCR 19. Alvanna-Stimpfle is from Nome, Alaska, and is a council member on the Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council. (Video still courtesy Gavel Alaska)

House committee hearing on Alaska Native language endangerment to resume

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House Concurrent Resolution 19 urges Gov. Bill Walker to "issue an Administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency,” for the 20 recognized Alaska Native languages.

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