Congratulations to Professor James Kari, winner of the 2009 Alaska Humanities Forum Governor's Award for the Humanities!
Congratulations to Professor Alan Boraas, winner of the 2009 University of Alaska Foundation's Edith R. Bullock Prize!
Dena'ina language lessons now available on YouTube.
"Dena'ina Lifeways" on KNBA features elders' narratives, photographs, and curricula.
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The Dena'ina Qenaga website is a web-based resource for the Dena'ina Athabascan language. This site is designed to provide information about the Dena'ina language, including information about language structure (grammar, pronunciation, spelling, etc.); information about learning the Dena'ina language (phrases and conversations, stories, etc.); and information about community language revitalization programs. This phase of website development is very much in its initial, beginning stages. We welcome ideas for additional content.
One of the primary goals of this site is to provide access to Dena'ina archival materials currently housed at the Alaska Native Language Center Archive. The need for access to materials was stated quite eloquently at a language workshop held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in February 2004.
The web-based archive currently provides access to a database of more than two hundred documents and more than two hundred audio recordings relating to the Dena'ina language. Original copies of these materials are housed at the Alaska Native Language Center. Digital copies of some of this material can be downloaded directly from this site. In some cases, access restrictions prohibit web-based access to digital materials. However, digital copies may still be available directly from the Alaska Native Language Center.