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As Heard on Morning Line: Bill for Alaska Native Language Emergency through Committee

Mar 9, 2018

Our guest this morning on Our Community, Roy Mitchell, has had a lifelong love of languages, and 42 years learning and supporting learners of Alaska Native Languages across the state - and now he's Research Analyst with the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council.  

Roy Mitchell, Research Analyst for Alaska Native Languages Preservation and Advisory Council visits Morning Line.
Credit Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Mitchell gave us an update on House Concurrent Resolution 19 - "Urging Governor Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency" - the resolution passed the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. 

Mitchell says the testimony given to the Committee during the hearing Tuesday, which was extended to Thursday as well was overwhelmingly in support of the Resolution, "Not one piece of testimony opposed the resolution, it was all positive." 

More information about the Resolution is available at the Bill's page: http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/30?Root=HCR19

As well as emailing: 

House.Community.And.Regional.Affairs@akleg.gov