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As heard on Morning Line: Myles Creed and Iñupiatun on Facebook

Sep 11, 2018

Linguistics studies major Myles Creed worked with a group to get Iñupiatun included as a language on Facebook. 

Myles Creed talks with KNBA Morning Line host Danny Preston on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, about adding Iñupiatun to Facebook. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KNBA)

"We need Iñupiaq language everywhere. I think Facebook is just one place that the language can exist and thrive," said Myles Creed, a linguistics studies major. "To have a space where especially young people can use the language, see the language and have it represented is really going to be very useful."

Creed says other language groups want to include Yup'ik, Lingit (Tlingit, Xaad kil (Haida) and Sm'algyax (Tsimshian).