April 11, 2018 – April 20, 2018
As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) continues the third year of their three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Atka for 10 days of sessions in the spring of 2018.
During this visit, the WAYK team will provide additional training and support for members of the local core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our 2016 Summer Intensive and in Atka’s independent 2017 Summer Intensive. WAYK will continue to support these core team members as they implement language curriculum in the local school. We will also work with small groups of learners and speakers of Niiĝuĝim Tunuu, in an effort to refine existing lessons and curriculum, develop new lessons, enhance teaching skills, and increase the team’s fluency. Additionally, we’ll prepare for the 2018 Summer Intensive, where several members of the Atka team will be participants!