Revitalization Programs

Programs Concerned with Alaska Native Language (ANL) Revitalization

(Note: This list is probably incomplete. You may add your program or correct your information by sending email to ldkaplan@alaska.edu.)

Lawrence Kaplan, Alaska Native Language Center – June 6, 2012

  1. I. Documentation
    1. Alaska Native Language Center/ UAF: www.uaf.edu/anlc
      (publishes dictionaries, grammars, texts, scholarly articles on Alaska Native languages)
    2. Alaska Native Language Archive/UAF: www.uaf.edu/anla
      (archives original materials and recordings, assists regional archiving)
    3. Sealaska Heritage Institute: www.sealaskaheritage.org
      (dictionaries of Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and other language materials)
    4. Eskimo Heritage Program, Kawerak, Inc., Nome: www.kawerak.org/servicedivisions/nrd/ehp/index.html
      (Records and archives oral tradition for Bering Strait region)
    5. Kodiak Alutiiq Museum: alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language.html
      (Alutiiq language materials and information)
    6. North Slope Borough Commission on Iñupiat History, Language, and Culture: nsb-ihlc.com
      (Elders’ Conference transcripts and recordings, Inupiaq oral tradition, video)
    7. Simon Paneak Memorial Museum, Anaktuvuk Pass: spmm.nsb-ihlc.com
      (museum exhibits, publications, library for Nunamiut Iñupiat)
    8. Association of Village Council Presidents: www.ypmuseum.org
      (museum displays and publications)
    9. Individual authors and teams: Ann Fienup-Riordan and Yup’ik team, Paul John, and Calista Elders Council: www.calistaelderscouncil.org
      (Central Yup’ik publications, museum exhibits and catalogs)  
      Richard and Nora Dauenhauer -- Tlingit literature
    10. Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/index.html
      (exhibits, publications, videos for diverse ANLs)
    11. Alaska Native Heritage Center: www.alaskanative.net
    12. Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN): ankn.uaf.edu (widely varied content on ANLs)
    13. Kodiak Alutiiq (Qik'rtarmiut) Teacher Mentorship Program: www.alutiiqlanguage.org
  2. Materials for Language Learning and Teaching
    1. Rural School districts publish materials and on-line resources for local languages
      1. Kuskokwim School District: www.lksd.org/catalog/index2.html
      2. Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yup’ik Immersion School: http://web2.lksd.org/ayaprun/Ayaprun_Elitnaurvik/
      3. North Slope Borough School District: www.nsbsd.org/departments/curriculum-and-instruction/cultural-resources
      4. Yukon Kuskokwim School District: www.yksd.com/23011091194490/site/default.asp
      5. Nikaitchuat Ilisaġviat Iñupiaq Immersion School: kotzebueira.org/nikaitchuat.html
    2. Many of the organizations under (I) above: Alaska Native Language Center, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Kodiak Alutiiq Museum, ANKN, etc.
  3. Language classes
    1. College level
      1. Alaska Native Language Program/UAF (currently offers Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Koyukon and Gwich’in Athabascan, with B.A. degrees in Inupiaq and Yupik): www.uaf.edu/anlc/classes/
      2. Kuskokwim Campus/UAF (Yup’ik language classes and Yup’ik B.A. degree taught primarily in Yup’ik): http://catalog.uaf.edu/bachelors/bachelors-degree-programs/yupik-language-culture/
      3. Chukchi Campus/UAF (Malimiu Inupiaq)
      4. Northwest Campus/UAF (Seward Peninsula Inupiaq)
      5. Kodiak College/UAA: www.kod.alaska.edu (new Alutiiq Studies Program)
      6. UAA Main Campus, Alaska Native Studies Program: www.uaa.alaska.edu/native/ (Yup’ik, Tlingit)
      7. UAS, Alaska Native Studies: (Tlingit, Haida) www.uas.alaska.edu/academics/undergrad/minors/ans.html
    2. Schools – numerous schools offer ANL’s as part of their curriculum, with everything from language immersion to short periods several times per week
    3. Special language programs
      1. Eyak Language Project: sites.google.com/site/eyaklanguageproject/
    4. Mentor-apprentice learning: Kodiak Alutiiq Museum, Alaska Native Language Program/UAF (learners paired with speakers)
  4. Language Committees and Commissions
    1. Alutiiq New Words Committee: www.alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language/new-words.html
    2. North Slope Borough Iñupiat History, Language and Culture: nsb-ihlc.com
    3. Gwich’in language committee: Hishinlai’ Kathy Sikorski, krsikorski@alaska.edu
    4. Tlingit Words Committee
  5. Resource Websites
    1. Alaskool: www.alaskool.org
    2. Dena’ina Qenaga: qenaga.org (Dena’ina Athabascan resources)
    3. Alaska Native Language Center: www.uaf.edu/anlc
    4. Alaska Native Language Archive: www.uaf.edu/anla
    5. Sealaska Heritage Institute: www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/language_resources.htm
    6. Kodiak Alutiiq Museum: alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language.html
    7. Alaska State Library Digital Archive: vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/pathway
    8. Ahtna Heritage Foundation: ahtnaheritagefoundation.com
    9. Talking Alaska, Reflections on the Native Languages of Alaska (blog): talkingalaska.blogspot.com
    10. Ethnologue, Languages of the World: www.ethnologue.com
    11. Alaska Native Knowledge Network: ankn.uaf.edu
    12. Kodiak Alutiiq (Qik'rtarmiut) Teacher Mentorship Program: www.alutiiqlanguage.org

1 November 2016