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Institute to Further Alaska Native Language Revitalization None 

Institute to Further Alaska Native Language Revitalization

The Alaska Legislature last month passed a resolution urging Gov. Bill Walker to declare a linguistic emergency for Alaska Native languages. Now, advocates from across the state are collaborating to help breathe new life into some of these languages.

Prakash Selected as UAF Provost None 

Prakash Selected as UAF Provost

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Daniel White announced that Anupma Prakash will serve as the university’s next provost and executive vice chancellor.

Alaska’s Suicide Prevention Efforts Get $100K Boost from GCI None 

Alaska’s Suicide Prevention Efforts Get $100K Boost from GCI

Programs aiming to reduce Alaska’s suicide rate will receive thousands of dollars of funding this year through the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program. GCI has donated an additional $100,000 to the program in 2018 in response to the success of its 2016 grant.

Access Zoo Days Return to the Alaska Zoo on May 16 and 23 None 

Access Zoo Days Return to the Alaska Zoo on May 16 and 23

Once again, the Alaska Zoo will host Access Zoo Days on May 16 and 23, providing accommodation for guests with mobility difficulties.

Rasmuson Foundation Announces 16 Individual Artist Award Recipients in Anchorage and Mat-Su None 

Rasmuson Foundation Announces 16 Individual Artist Award Recipients in Anchorage and Mat-Su

Rasmuson Foundation has named 35 artists in 11 Alaska communities as Individual Artist Award recipients for 2018. This celebrated group includes eight Anchorage residents and a writer from Wasilla who will receive Project Awards of $7,500. Seven Anchorage artists will receive $18,000 Fellowships.

Afognak to Host 3rd Annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament None 

Afognak to Host 3rd Annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament

On June 28, 2018, Afognak Native Corporation will host their third annual Afognak Youth Charity Golf Tournament at the Anchorage Golf Course.

Governor Walker Announces Alaska K-12 Broadband Initiative None 

Governor Walker Announces Alaska K-12 Broadband Initiative

Alaska will partner with national non-profit EducationSuperHighway to work on bringing high-speed broadband to schools across Alaska.

“Pollution Pirates – Into the Bin, Matey!” None 

“Pollution Pirates – Into the Bin, Matey!”

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) recognized outstanding achievements in recycling and litter prevention in Alaska in 2017-18 at their annual awards banquet held at the Kincaid Park Chalet in Anchorage. ALPAR always has a theme for the event and many attendees come in costume. This year the theme was “Pollution Pirates – Into the Bin, Matey!”

NSC Congratulates Anchorage on Reaccreditation as a Safe Community None 
PBS Kids to Launch Molly from Denali None 

PBS Kids to Launch Molly from Denali

Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children’s series in the US to feature an Alaska Native lead character.