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March 2017

St. Paul Island Spring Visit

March 15 - March 26
St. Paul Island Civic Center, St. Paul , AK United States + Google Map

In partnership with Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI, supported by ANEP) and  the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA, supported by ANA) the WAYK team returns to St. Paul Island for 10 days in March. During this spring visit, the WAYK team will continue to provide training and support for members of the local core team who have worked with WAYK during many visits, including the 2015 Summer Language Intensive and St. Paul’s independent 2016 Summer Language Intensive. Part of this visit will be preparation for the 2017 Summer…

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Kodiak Spring Visit

March 27 - April 8
Afognak Native Corporation, 300 Alimaq Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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The WAYK team will visit with the Alutiiq language team in Koidak, Alaska to support them in the first year of their ANA Native Language Community Coordination Project. We are excited to check in with the team as they embark on this five-year project and work to develop a new Alutiiq Language Nest for pre-school aged children in addition to reviewing and strengthening existing curriculum to support elementary, middle school, high school, and college Alutiiq learners.

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May 2017

Atka Spring Visit

May 1 - May 10
Atka Village, Atka , AK United States + Google Map

In partnership with APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) and the Atka IRA, and with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Atka for 10 days of sessions in May. 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. WAYK will continue to support  these core team members as they implement language curriculum in the local school. We will also continue to…

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Anchorage Spring Visit

May 11 - May 20
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Anchorage , AK United States + Google Map

In partnership with APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) and with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Anchorage for 10 days of sessions in May 2017. We will continue to work with the Niiĝuĝim Tunuu and Qawalangim Tunuu language teams based in Anchorage and Wasilla. As always, our goal is to work with small groups of learners and speakers of both dialects of Unangam Tunuu in short sessions (1-2 hours), in an effort to refine and share existing lessons and curriculum, develop skills…

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WAYK 2017 Summer Language Intensive

May 28 - August 20
St. Paul Island Civic Center, St. Paul , AK United States + Google Map

This summer the WAYK team, including at least 3 WAYK interns, and members of the regional Unangam Tunuu core team will travel to St. Paul Island to work with a team of local speakers and youths, organized by Aquilina Lestenkof and Anna Melovidov. The primary goals of the Summer Intensive (May 28th-August 20th) will be increased fluency for all program participants, enhanced teaching and facilitation skills, and the continued development and expansion of the existing Unangam Tunuu curriculum. All participants will be…

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