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Summit

About 100 fluent speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages are left in Alaska and Canada’s Interior. And a Southeast Alaska cultural center invites them to Juneau for an Alaska Native language summit.

Voices of Our Ancestors” will invite fluent speakers of Lingit, Xaad Kil and Sm’algyax. The three-day regional summit will be Nov. 13-15.

Sealaska Heritage Institute will cover transportation and hotel costs for fluent speakers living in Alaska.

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Our guest on Our Community today is Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, the entity partnering with the Anchorage Museum to host the North by North Summit and Festival 

Andreassen says the festival puts the focus on the North by Northerners - addressing the concerns and celebrating strengths through our own unique perspectives as  Northern people, as well as sharing solutions with the world.  

Andreassen says Sustainable Development goals are a focal point for the Institute of the North with