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Grant Highlight: Huch’itidulq’uł

On October 17, 2018 over 250 participants convened at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Dgheyaytnu-Anchorage to discuss issues facing Alaska Native languages. “Language programs that center on teaching families and communities rather than individuals help us move us towards a common goal of language revitalization,” said Melissa Shaginoff, one of the Summit’s organizers. The theme for the gathering was Huch’itidulq’uł, a Dena’ina term meaning ‘we build a fire for our use’. The grassroots group of language advocates who organized this gathering want to see new speakers of Alaska Native languages grow through local efforts while learning from each other and motivating each other as Indig

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