Tlingit language

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Our Guest today on Morning Line was Ronald Spatz, editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review.  He shared that Shaawatke’é’s Birth, a short film produced for Alaska Quarterly Review's 35th anniversary celebration, is now available on YouTube. 

"Shaawatke'é's Birth is the film version, in Tlingit and English, of a poem published Alaska Quarterly Review by Emily Wall and X'unei Lance Twitchell. "Shaawatke’é’s Birth" is about the birth of a Tlingit child as well as an origin story. It is ultimately a story about how important language is to sustaining a culture and cultural identity."

Now that former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won the Republican Primary, Sen. Mark Begich knows who he will face in the November general election. As APRN's Liz Ruskin reports, Begich is staking out his positions, with an emphasis on his record and on abortion rights.

Alaska Native voters in the Yukon-Kuwkokwim region of Western Alaska give the Yup'ik lanugage primary ballot translations mixed reviews. As KYUK's Charles Enoch reports, the eight Yup'ik voters KYUK talked with all said they needed help understanding what they were voting on.