IN CONTEXT: Alaska Native Languages
10 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, March 21Reynolds Room
The Anchorage Museum In Context series are seasonal classes featuring art, science, history or anthropology experts who illuminate themes explored in the museum's exhibitions and collections.
10 to 11 a.m.: Learn which Alaska Native languages are threatened, endangered or extinct and about the work of the Alaska Native Language Center from Lawrence Kaplan, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor of linguistics and Alaska Native Language Center director. Kaplan also works as a linguist with the Inupiaq language, which is spoken in northern Alaska.
11 a.m. to noon: Roy Mitchell, research analyst with the State of Alaska, facilitates exploration of the political, economic, and military forces that can influence Alaska Native peoples and communities to adopt new languages.
$20 non-members; registration recommended.