Tag Archives: Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak

Alutiiq Language Immersion School Soon to Open

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool will open next month. Teacher Michael Bach says he and his colleagues will lead classes all in Alutiiq, and it’ll be much like any other preschool. “You know, preschoolers don’t really learn about English. Like a preschooler doesn’t walk into preschool and teachers say ‘this is a preposition and this is a proverbial …

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Sun’aq Tribe to Open Alutiiq Language Immersion School for Children

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has just received a grant to begin an Alutiiq language program for preschool-aged children. Candace Branson is the tribe’s Alutiiq heritage educator and says last week Sun’aq learned that it won a five-year, almost $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans. Branson explains it’ll enable a whole new generation to be …

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Airport Runway Extension Example of Compromise

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A recently completed runway extension at the Kodiak Airport originally produced environmental concerns among local groups and a tribal organization, but some members of the community say they’re satisfied with the compromise that was reached. Tom Lance, the natural resources director for the Sunaq Tribe of Kodiak, says the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities ended up …

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