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January 2016

Gwich’in Small Group Immersion Training

January 2, 2016 - January 15, 2016
Doyon Foundation, Fairbanks, AK United States + Google Map

In partnership with the Doyon Foundation, WAYK returns to the Fairbanks region to keep working with some of the many Athabascan languages in the interior of Alaska.  This four-week visit focuses on continued training for participants of past workshops, especially small group immersion sessions. The first two weeks of this visit will be focused on Gwich'in.  The Gwich'in training will begin with a one-day No Pressure Refresher Workshop on January 2, 2016 (from 9 am-5 pm). This workshop will be focused on reviewing Techniques and immersion…

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November 2015

APIA Workshop: St. Paul Island

November 30, 2015 - December 13, 2015
St. Paul Island, St. Paul, AK United States + Google Map

As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) partners with Where Are Your Keys? on a new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to three communities: Atka, Anchorage, and St. Paul Island.  These visits will provide additional training and support for members of the regional core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our Summer Language Intensive on St. Paul Island. The WAYK team will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu…

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WAYK in Seldovia

November 1, 2015 - November 3, 2015
Seldovia, Seldovia, AK United States + Google Map

On our return trip from Port Graham, the team will be stopping in Seldovia.   We'll be visiting with community members who are interested in learning more about WAYK.  If you are interested in joining and live in or around Seldovia, let us know! 

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October 2015

Master-Apprentice Team Training in Port Graham, Alaska

October 19, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Port Graham Community Center, Port Graham , AK United States + Google Map

Following an Introductory Workshop in May, the WAYK team returns to Port Graham for two weeks in October to support local efforts in further developing Master-Apprentice Teams for Sugt'stun.  We will also visit with the neighboring community, Nanwalek.  The WAYK team will work with small teams of learners and speakers, coaching and assisting with immersion sessions around the kitchen table.

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WAYK in Anchorage!

October 15, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Around Town, Anchorage , AK United States + Google Map

Following our APIA workshop, the team will be in Anchorage!   We'll be visiting with WAYK players in the area as well as stopping by the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention (October 15-17).  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Anchorage, let us know! 

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APIA Workshop: Anchorage

October 5, 2015 - October 14, 2015
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Anchorage , AK United States + Google Map

As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) partners with Where Are Your Keys? on a new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to three communities: Atka, Anchorage, and St. Paul Island.  These visits will provide additional training and support for members of the regional core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our Summer Language Intensive on St. Paul Island. The WAYK team will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu…

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September 2015

APIA Workshop: Atka

September 20, 2015 - October 2, 2015
Atka Village, Atka , AK United States + Google Map

As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) partners with Where Are Your Keys? on a new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to three communities: Atka, Anchorage, and St. Paul Island.  These visits will provide additional training and support for members of the regional core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our Summer Language Intensive on St. Paul Island. The WAYK team will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu…

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June 2015

WAYK 2015 Summer Intensive

June 1, 2015 - August 15, 2015
St. Paul Island Civic Center, St. Paul , AK United States + Google Map

Sponsored by APIA (the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Association) and ACSPI (the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island).  The WAYK team will be spending 11 weeks on St. Paul working with Unangam Tunuu.

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May 2015

Anchorage School District Introductory WAYK Workshop

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Nicholas J. Begich Middle School, Anchorage , AK United States + Google Map

The Anchorage School District's Title VII Indian Education Program brings Where Are Your Keys? as part of their language instructor professional development in preparation for their summer programs. The WAYK team will present a basic workshop teachers of several languages, focusing on key techniques for teaching inside and outside of the classroom, as well as lesson development, and creating immersion interactions.

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WAYK in Anchorage

May 19, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Around Town, Anchorage , AK United States + Google Map

As WAYK prepares to depart for St. Paul Island and the beginning of the 2015 Summer Intensive, the team will be in Anchorage!  We'll be visiting with friends and players of WAYK in the area.  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Anchorage, let us know!

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Port Graham Introductory WAYK Workshop

May 14, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Port Graham Community Center, Port Graham , AK United States + Google Map

The WAYK team will present an introductory workshop for learners and speakers of Sugt'stun, outlining key techniques for language push/pull (teaching & learning), lesson development, and creating immersion interactions.

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WAYK on Kodiak Island

May 8, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Kodiak College & Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, AK United States + Google Map

The WAYK team will present about "Language and Community Revitalization Techniques" to Kodiak and Chugach Alutiiq language advocates.

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WAYK visits the Bryn Mawr School

May 4, 2015
Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore , MD United States + Google Map

Where Are Your Keys? visits the Bryn Mawr School to present about language revitalization in general and our work with Native languages specifically.  The WAYK team will also be joining in on Latin classes throughout the day.

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WAYK in Baltimore

May 4, 2015 - May 7, 2015
Around Town, Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map

Where Are Your Keys? is coming to Baltimore!  We'll be visiting with friends and players of WAYK in the area!  If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Baltimore, let us know!

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April 2015

Alaska Native Heritage Center Introductory WAYK Workshop

April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage, AK United States + Google Map

This introductory WAYK workshop will focus on techniques that can be used inside and outside of the classroom.  The workshop is designed to support the beginning of ANHC's three-year project with Yup'ik and Inupiaq.

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 WAYK in Tanana

April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Tanana Tribal Council, Tanana, AK United States + Google Map

With support from Doyon Limited and the Tanana Tribal Council, WAYK returns to Tanana to provide additional training and support for learners of Denaakk'e (Koyukon Athabascan) who attended previous WAYK workshops.  The WAYK team will work with small teams of learners and speakers, coaching and assisting with immersion sessions around the kitchen table.

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Doyon Foundation WAYK Small Group Language Coaching

April 5, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Doyon Foundation, Fairbanks, AK United States + Google Map

In partnership with the Doyon Foundation, WAYK returns to Alaska to keep working with several of the many Athabascan languages in the interior.  This two week visit focuses on continuing training for participants of past workshops, especially small group coaching for language push/pull (teaching & learning) skills with four languages: Hän, Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Gwich'in, and Deg Xinag.  In addition to home visits, the WAYK team is visiting Gwich'in classes at the Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School.

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March 2015

Maidu WAYK Workshop

March 30, 2015 - April 4, 2015
Susanville Rancheria, Susanville, CA United States + Google Map

WAYK meets with the language team working on Mountain Maidu (Majdy, Tosajdom) at Susanville Rancheria to present a workshop and practice key WAYK language learning and teaching strategies. Language advocates from neighboring communities (including Greenville Rancheria, Pitt River, and Wašiw) will also attend.

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October 2014

Doyon Foundation WAYK Training

October 27, 2014 - November 15, 2014

In partnership with the Tanana Tribal Council and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tok Center, the Doyon Foundation will bring WAYK to the interior of Alaska for three workshops.  The Tanana and Tok trainings will focus on the process of creating a community of language teaching and learning experts. The Fairbanks training will provide an introduction to WAYK for newcomers and a review for anyone who attended our previous Fairbanks training. University credit will be available for the Tok and Tanana trainings through the Interior Aleutians Campus. Trainings…

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September 2014

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Workshops

September 7, 2014 - October 5, 2014

This will be the third time that WAYK visits four communities in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands in partnership with APIA.  While all workshops will serve to develop the regional core team's WAYK skills, the visit to St. Paul will focus on curriculum development, the visit to Atka will focus on fluency skills, and the workshops in King Cove and Unalaska will focus on sharing materials.  While in the region, the WAYK team works with the two dialects of Unangam Tunuu, Eastern and Western/Atkan…

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