Linguistic emergency declared for Alaska Native languages
Last updated 11/24/2018 at 4:26pm
JUNEAU, Alaska-In late September, then-Governor Bill Walker issued Administrative Order 300, formally acknowledging the emergency faced by Alaska's Native languages, supporting their revitalization and improving government-to-government relationships between Alaska's state and tribal governments.
"This order focuses on concrete ways Alaska can show leadership to support its first people and their languages-one of our richest and most at-risk resources," Walker said. "It's our responsibility to acknowledge government's historical role in the suppression of Indigenous languages and our honor...