Alaska Native Language Center

The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 to document and preserve the 20 Indian, Aleut and Eskimo languages in Alaska. It is the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages. ANLC publishes its findings in dictionaries, grammars, story collections and research papers. The center's library houses a valuable collection of manuscript materials in and on Alaska Native languages, including word lists and documentation dating to the late 1700s. The ANLC library is available for use by scholars and students.

As part of the College of Liberal Arts, ANLC's teaching program offers a B.A. in Yup'ik or Inupiaq Eskimo, an A.A.S. degree or certificate in Native language education and special classes in language literacy. A Career Ladder program trains current and future bilingual educators to teach Native languages in the public schools. For more information, visit or call 907-474-7874.

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