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Juneau organization to launch Native language program


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau-based organization has received nearly $930,000 in federal funds to help revitalize Alaska Native languages.

The Sealaska Heritage Institute will use the grant from the Administration for Native Americans to support a program dedicated to teaching the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. The project will serve participants in Juneau, Sitka, Metlakatla and Hydaburg over a three-year period.

The institute is looking for eight participants to become proficient in one of the three languages. Four mentors will be paired with two apprentices.

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