Governor of Alaska signs bill for Alaska Native language council

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) signed into law a bill aimed at preserving Native languages.

Senate Bill 130 establishes the Alaska Native Language and Advisory Council. The council will assess the state of Alaska Native languages, re-evaluate language programs, and make recommendations to establish new programs or reorganize existing programs.

“Without language preservation, a culture dies,” Parnell said in a press release. “As Alaskans, we honor and celebrate our traditional cultures. The state will join with Alaskans to make sure these languages live on.”

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Gov. Parnell signs bill to preserve Alaska Native languages (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 5/29)

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