During a language workshop Monday, a Tlingit elder unable to hear spoke up to encourage the young audience to pay attention. She recounted her years in boarding school and how she nearly lost the language completely.
Can teaching Native languages improve graduation rates in Alaska?
Many of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it’s time for radical changes.
‘Flying While Muslim’: Profiling Fears After Arabic Speaker Removed From Plane
Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking on his cellphone in Arabic. An advocate calls the incident “absurd and bewildering.”
12 Lost American Slangisms From The 1800s
Today’s lingo seems creative, but slang in 19th century America was every bit as colorful.
Senate education bill bolsters role of Alaska tribes
The bill establishes a competitive grant program to support Native language immersion schools.
Native language speakers to create new words for museum’s dinosaur exhibit
“Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologists quest and what they’re finding in an underexplored region.
How Dogs Understand What We Say
Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.
Juneau nonprofit bridges Spanish language gap
Piedra de Ayuda started a Juneau branch last year that offers Spanish translation and interpretation services.
Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along
The Federal Reserve’s policy makers just eyeballed the economy, and saw nothing new.
Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups
The language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.