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CIRI, Alaska Public Media promote Alaska Native languages


Anchorage, AK – In kicking off CIRI’s support of Alaska Public Media’s In My Family, President and CEO Sophie Minich will appear in-studio Wednesday with Raven, the colorful handcrafted puppet, to film a vignette to promote the programming.

In My Family is programming created exclusively to air on KAKM that attempts to capture the diverse cultures in Alaska and promote Alaska Native languages. Each day, special hosts will join Raven and help him with his education, sharing a word of the day from one of Alaska’s indigenous languages. The vignettes will air during the children’s programming, three times daily, seven days per week.

In My Family represents an innovative approach by Alaska Public Media to celebrate and promote Alaska’s diverse Native languages,” Minich said. “One of the missions of CIRI is to promote our Native heritage and so we are proud to be a major sponsor of this programming and encourage Alaska’s youth to join Raven in learning about Alaska Native languages.”

Collaboration for the creation of this program was with the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Alaska Native heritage Center and First Alaskans Institute.

For more information about Alaska Public Media’s In My Family programming, please visit www.alaskapublic.org/category/inmyfamily, or contact Alaska Public Media’s Chief Content Officer Pat Yack at 317-4045 (cell) or email at pyack@alaskapublic.org.

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