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Slideshow: Bill making Native languages 'official' is passed by House committee

The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Tuesday from elder Selina Everson and University of Alaska professor Lance Twitchell in support of a bill that would add 20 Native languages to English as official languages of Alaska. The committee approved the bill and sent it to the House floor.
Richard Mauer
The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Tuesday in support of a bill that would add 20 Native languages to English as official languages of Alaska.
Richard Mauer
The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Tuesday from elder Selina Everson and University of Alaska professor Lance Twitchell in support of a bill that would add 20 Native languages to English as official languages of Alaska. The committee approved the bill and sent it to the House floor.
Richard Mauer
Craig Medred