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An Alaska Native author discusses group identity for the indigenous peoples of the Aleutian Archipelago - the Unangan/Unangas people as told by Elders and recordings of those who lived before us


See the location of Pre-contact Tribes and Dialects of this area, view current language statistics in the Aleutian & Pribilof Islands, and Unangan words related to the sea.

An article discusses group identity for the indigenous peoples of the Aleutian Archipelago as told by Elders and recordings of those who lived before us.
 
Pre-contact Tribes & Dialects
From Unangam Ungiikangin kayux Tunusangin/Unangam Uniikangis ama Tunuzangis/ Aleut Tales and Narratives by Knut Bergland & Moses L. Dirks
See locations of precontact tribes & dialects of the Unangam language. *Map of Precontact Tribes & Dialects provided courtesy Alaska Native Language Center & Moses L. Dirks.
 
Language Statistics
of the Aleutian & Pribilof Islands
View data on language status from schools in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands as of October 10, 2000. Data compiled by the Association of Unangan/Unangas Educators in collaboration with Aleutian Region School District, the Pribilof School District, the Aleutians East Borough School District, and Unalaska City School District. Additional data is included from reports by Alice Taff (1994), Panuu Hallamaa (1995) from a language grant study by the Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association.
 
See an October 10, 2000 letter to the Alaska Native Language Forum regarding the 2000 Alaska State mandate requiring school districts to establish a Native Language Advisory Committee.
 
A "Sweatshirt Project" vocabulary prepared by Barbara varný Carlson which gives a listing of nearly sixty Unangan Sea Words (singular, dual, and plural listings).
 

 

Listen to Anatoly Lekanof tell a story about Aleut Internment provided courtesy of KNBA

*Unanga{ material provided courtesy of Barbara varný Carlson. Map 1: The Aleutian Chain provided courtesy Alaska Native Language Center from book entitled Unangam Ungiikangin kayux TunusanginlUnangam Uniikangis ama Tunuzangis/Aleut Tales and Narratives by Knut Bergsland and Moses L. Dirks.

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