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Alaska Students Create Interactive Digital Storybooks to Preserve Indigenous Languages

By CAK Staff

The Kashunamiut School District in Chevak, Alaska has created an innovative and interactive way to aid in preserving and galvanizing the state’s 20 official indigenous languages. The past year, the Association of Alaska School Boards has worked with students to create interactive digital storybooks to use in the language immersion program for elementary students. The storybooks are told in multiple Alaska Native languages, including Alutiiq, Inupiaq, and Yup’ik. Some of these languages have fewer than 100 fluent speakers left, so the work to preserve the languages has become an imperative effort among natives. Rhonda Kite, CEO of KIWA...

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FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly Visits Alaska

By CAK Staff

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly was in Alaska for eight days in August, visiting with telecom providers, touring health clinics and schools, and hearing from residents on the topic of broadband. Commissioner O’Rielly shares some of what he learned on the official FCC blog. Click here to find out more about his trip.

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