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Ron Chambers, of Southern Tutchone, Tlingit and Scottish ancestry, gifted the audience with traditional songs and dances to conclude the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, held in Anchorage, Alaska, April 29, 2015. Chambers was raised in Kluane, Yukon and also Haines, Alaska. He is wearing a hand-tanned moosehide jacket and a 50-year old headdress showing […]
Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, professor of Linguistics and Director of the Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Ann Riordan, an independent scholar who has worked with the Calista Elders Council since 1999 on community-based projects, including a robust place names project. “Place names show use and knowledge, and index a whole history of […]
Gayle Miller, director of academic programs for the Lower Kuskokwim School District, studies a map of Bristol Bay place names during a break at the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, 2015.
Hazel Faye Katuk Pebley, Deputy Director, North Slope Borough, Department of Iñupiat History Language and Culture, reviews a map of place names during a break at the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, 2015.
Dr. James Kari, right, speaks with another attendee at the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, in Anchorage, Alaska, April 29, 2015. Dr. Kari, a linguist and Professor Emeritus with the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is credited with influencing and promoting scholarship in Alaska Native place names. A section of […]
Garry Njootli and Lou Yost, during a break at the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, April 29, 2015. Njootli is the Yukon Toponymist, responsible for reviewing place name submissions sent to the Government of Yukon’s Heritage Resources Unit. Yost is the executive secretary of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a federal body […]
Attendees of the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop enjoyed talking about current projects and catching up with others in the field. Here Hiroko Ikuta, a subsistence resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, talks with Bessie Cooley, a fluent Tlingit speaker who lives in Teslin, in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Ron Chambers and Dr. Christine Schreyer during a break at the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop, Anchorage, April 29, 2015. Chambers sits on the Yukon Heritage Resources Board and Schreyer is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Okanagan.
John Ross, Alaska Historical Commission member, gave a welcome in his native language, Dena’ina. “Our Alaska Native place names are coming back. We have received our place names from our ancestors. For thousands of years our language was written on the tongues of our people. Since 1972, we have a Dena’ina alphabet, recording and writings.” […]
Gary Holton, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Alaska Native Language Archive (ANLA) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Francisca Demoski, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Land Manager, organized the Alaska Native Place Names Workshop in Anchorage, April 29, 2015. BBNC and ANLA sponsored the event, which was open to the public. More […]
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