Cordelia Kellie

Iñupiaq summit in Kotzebue focuses on relationship-building

Feb 8, 2019

Iñupiaq language revitalization efforts continued at a summit held Jan. 24-25 in Kotzebue.

The Iñupiaq summit in Kotzebue aimed to serve as a meeting of Iñupiat largely from the North Slope, Northwest Arctic and Bering Straits regions. The summit differs from “Ilisaqativut,” a two-week long learning intensive held in Nome, in that it primarily stressed relationship building across regions.