As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) enters the third year of their three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Anchorage for 10 days of sessions in the fall of 2017.
The WAYK team will continue to work with the Niiĝuĝim Tunuu and Qawalangim Tunuu language teams based in Anchorage and Wasilla. During this visit, the WAYK team will provide additional training and support for members of the local core team who attended previous WAYK workshops. Part of this visit will consist of preparation for the 2018 Summer Intensive, for which APIA will be our host. We will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu, in an effort to refine existing lessons and curriculum, develop new lessons, enhance teaching skills, and increase the team’s fluency.
During the October visit, WAYK will also be on hand for the Aleut Villages Conference (October 12th & 13th) to assist with presenting and distributing information about APIA’s language projects.