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Official-languages bill will be signed at AFN convention -- away from main event

October 22, 2014 - 9:20pm -- mdent
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If the legislation to recognize 20 Alaska Native languages as official state languages was wrought with emotion, the ceremony to turn the bill into law with the governor’s signature is fraught with politics.

 

If the legislation to recognize 20 Alaska Native languages as official state languages was wrought with emotion, the ceremony to turn the bill into law with the governor’s signature is fraught with politics. Lisa Demer
The state’s largest gathering of Alaska Natives is a high-stakes political scene as much as a cultural event, with candidates vying for attention before thousands of delegates from distant villages -- and a coveted endorsement from a pivotal part of the electorate.  Alex DeMarban

Tanana 4-H girls tell of dysfunction -- and hope for better way

October 22, 2014 - 7:26am -- krestia
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It’s been a year since the girls from Tanana first went public in a big way with some of the most toxic parts of their lives. Now they are in Anchorage and in the spotlight again about what destroys their friends, family members and neighbors -- and what heals them.

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